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Sunset High School track coach accused of luring girl, 16

By July 12, 2018 No Comments

Branden Helms Article from The Oregonian.

A Sunset High School track coach was arrested and accused of luring a 16-year-old girl and having a relationship with her.

Branden Michael Helms, 25, was arrested by Beaverton Police on Tuesday. Police say he lured his victim while in a coaching position and had a sexual relationship with her for two months

Police began investigating the alleged relationship June 26.

A Washington County grand jury indicted Helms on two counts of luring a minor and four counts of sexual abuse in the second degree.

Helms is at the Washington County Jail.

Police are asking anyone with more information about the case to call 503-629-0111 and ask to speak with a detective.


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About Andria Seo

Andria Seo is an Associate Attorney at Crew Janci LLP. Andria is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. During law school, she worked with the National Center for Youth Law, the Legal Aid Society, and the NYCLU. Prior to joining the team at Crew Janci LLP, Andria advocated for vulnerable children and their families as a staff attorney at Partnership for Children’s Rights, a nonprofit based in New York City. Andria also previously worked assisting in the representation of victims of a terrorist attack in civil suits. Andria moved to Portland in 2016 and joined Crew Janci LLP in 2017. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and New York