Fugitive ex-Lake O cheerleader wanted by FBI

Fugitive ex-Lake O cheerleader wanted by FBI

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by Associated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on June 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 5:02 PM

PORTLAND -- The 19-year-old former competitive cheerleader from Lake Oswego who had been indicted on a federal charge of sex trafficking has escaped from custody.

Julia Haner was accused of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl who attended her old high school in Lake Oswego.  The two reportedly rode the school bus together.

She was ordered to wear a monitoring device around her ankle as her case moved through the courts.  But this weekend, police said Haner somehow removed the ankle bracelet and disappeared.  Now she is on the FBI's wanted list.

When the investigation first surfaced, Portland police said they contacted the 17-year-old victim after seeing her featured in an Internet prostitution ad. They said Haner and a man had already taken the girl to a Vancouver motel to solicit sex for money.  Officers set up a sting and took the victim into custody, then she was returned to her family.

If convicted, Haner faces a mandatory-minimum 10 year sentence.

Haner cheered competitively in the Portland area for a non-school team, and cheered briefly at Lake Oswego High. The paper also reported that school records show Haner took one class a day during the 2012-2013 school year.

Anyone who sees her is encouraged to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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