Affidavit: Vancouver man tried to lure 11-year-old girl


A 33-year-old Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday on charges of attempting to lure a minor into his home.

Judge Emily Sheldrick set Christopher Ryan Housen’s bail at $ 15,000. He is to be arrested on October 1.

According to a pre-booking sheet in prison, Housen has already been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at around 10:55 a.m. on September 14 after an 11-year-old girl reported a man yelled at her as she walked to school to come home at home so he could show her something, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The girl ran to school with a male student. She reported that she was walking in the 3300 block of 94th Way when the man, later identified by MPs as Housen, called her from her home. She said she thought she was going to be kidnapped, the affidavit states.

MPs compared the description of the man’s young daughter with previously booked photos of Housen, according to court records.

Then, at 5:24 p.m., MPs responded to a report of sexual assault. A woman said a man stopped and groped her around 1:30 p.m. near Northeast 32nd Avenue and 96th Street, according to the affidavit.

His description of the man and what he was wearing matched the description of the 11-year-old, according to the affidavit. The woman said she was afraid of reprisals and asked the police not to investigate or arrest anyone, according to court records.

MPs also found a report from around 7.20am from a man matching Housen’s description who allegedly tried to kiss a passerby. The incident occurred within walking distance of the other two calls, according to the affidavit.

Neighbors confirmed that the man described was Housen and that he lived in the area, the affidavit states.

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