On Monday, July 14, 2021, the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a call involving a sex crime against a minor. The initial report indicated; 25-year-old Jonathan Marks engaged in sexual conversation with a 12-year-old juvenile via Facebook Messenger. Jonathan Marks was identified in the report as a youth mentor at an organization in Klamath Falls.
The report was referred to the Klamath Falls Police Department Investigation and Support Division for further follow-up. Through the course of the investigation, interviews revealed Jonathan Marks was in fact, not a current mentor with any local agencies, and had previously been terminated for inappropriate and concerning behavior.
A search warrant revealed that on July 14th, 2021, Jonathan Marks engaged in explicit sexual conversation with the 12-year-old victim. Jonathan Marks used a verbal description and narrative account of sexual conduct for the purpose of inducing the minor to engage in sexual conduct.
During the investigation it was also discovered, on multiple occasions Jonathan Marks offered and agreed to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct and sexual contact. The individual involved in those specific incidents is not believed to be a minor.
Probable cause was subsequently developed to arrest the suspect, Jonathan Marks. On Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at approximately 3:00 PM, Jonathan Marks was taken into custody and lodged at the Klamath County Jail without incident.
Arrested: Jonathan Andrew Marks DOB: 06/09/1996
Crime(s): Luring a Minor and Commercial Sexual Solicitation