Volleyball coach accused of luring young girl online

Volleyball coach accused of luring young girl online

EUGENE, Ore. – A California man faces charges in Eugene of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl over the Internet.

Paul Brian Webster was arrested in July in Whittier, Calif. and is now in the Lane County Jail.  Eugene police say he was a volleyball coach for young girls.

Detectives were first alerted to the case in February, and have been investigating since.

The 14-year-old girl met a person online she thought was a 17-year-old boy from California.

The young girl did an online search found out he was actually a 47-year-old man. 

The girl also found out the suspect was a volleyball coach who coached young girls.  A Eugene police spokeswoman says he worked for Edge Volleyball Club, a private club in La Habra Heights, Calif.

The girl told her school counselor about the situation, and together they went to police. 

Detectives then went online posing as the girl to talk with the suspect.

The Lane County district attorney reviewed the evidence and a warrant was issued to arrest Webster.

He was arrested in Los Angeles County in July, and this week was sent to Lane County to face the charges.

He faces five counts of luring a minor, which is a felony.