A Oregon-based sailor is in jail on suspicion of using his position as a Navy recruiter to lure at least one minor into a sexual relationship.
Electronics Technician Submarine Navigation 1st Class Sean William Kelly, 27, was taken into custody Jan. 8 “following an extensive investigation” by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Team, a Sheriff’s Office release said.
Kelly, a native of Massachusetts, enlisted in the Navy in November 2009 and has been working as a recruiter in Oregon since June 2015, according to Navy records.
Prior to becoming a recruiter, Kelly spent four years aboard the Ohio-class submarine Henry M. Jackson.
He is currently being held at the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon, on charges of luring a minor, second-degree sex abuse, two counts of third-degree sex abuse and sexual delinquency of a minor, the release said.
The alleged victim was a student who police say met Kelly while he was working as a recruiter, according to the Oregonian.
“Investigators are not ruling out the possibility of additional victims,” the release said.
Kelly’s bail has been set at $75,000.