Man drives 3,000 miles to meet Boone minor


By Hannah Myers - [email protected]



Courtesy Photo J.P. Thrower of Oregon was arrested by the Boone Police Department after an undercover operation.


BOONE — An Oregon man was arrested by Boone Police after he allegedly drove nearly 3,000 miles cross country to meet a minor at a Boone hotel for “sexual purposes.”

On Friday, Aug. 28, J.P. Thrower, 28, of Selma, Oregon was arrested and charged with felony attempted first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of felony soliciting of child by computer and one count of felony dissemination of obscenity.

According to the Boone Police Department, a detective with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force posed as a 14-year-old girl on a social media website. Thrower told the undercover detective he would be visiting family in the Boone area and requested to meet at a hotel in Boone.

Thrower was met at the hotel by Boone Police and a NC State Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes Unit special agent and was arrested.

Thrower remains in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond. A court appearance is set for Sept. 17.

Hannah Myers can be reached at 336-846-7164 or on Twitter @cmedia_hmyers.

Courtesy Photo J.P. Thrower of Oregon was arrested by the Boone Police Department after an undercover operation.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_throwerclr.jpgCourtesy Photo J.P. Thrower of Oregon was arrested by the Boone Police Department after an undercover operation.

By Hannah Myers

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