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Posted on: August 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Eugene Man Arrested for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree


Anthony William Schilling, age 21, of Eugene,  agreed to meet with a juvenile female, who was actually a Eugene Police Department detective investigating online crimes against children. Schilling had initiated contact with the ‘teen’ without any solicitation from the undercover detective. Schilling arranged to meet the juvenile at a location for sexual acts and at 2:38 p.m. on August 18 when he showed up, he was met by detectives and arrested and lodged at Lane County Jail for Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree. Case 21-12765


Detectives from the Eugene Police Department will continue to aggressively investigate online predators and hold them accountable for their actions.


Tips for Parents and Guardians:

·         Monitor your child's devices remotely and control access

·         Be aware of communications between your child and others

·         Beware of unexplained absences and behavior or sudden gifts or items they can’t afford or cash

·         Understand cyber-crime and that “no one online is anonymous”

·         If you child has a new game or app, spend time with them on it

·         Set up an area where children can use their technology with a parents presence

·         Consider not allowing your child to take a phone or computer with them into their room at night to sleep

·         Understand appropriate protocols when a child discloses issues of sexting, or sextortion. Let your child know they can report concerns to you or another trusted adult

·         Teach your child that it is o.k. to block users who make them uncomfortable

·         Understand applications such as SnapChat, TikTok, Facebook, Google Hangouts, Instagram and more


There are some excellent online resources for parents to use in teaching their children about online safety. A good example if from the Federal Trade Commission: Protecting Kids Online | FTC Consumer Information

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