Lincoln registered sex offender arrested on child trafficking charges

(Lincoln, NE) -- A Lincoln registered sex offender is behind bars again, accused of sex trafficking a minor and soliciting children.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says on Thursday, 42 year old Terran McKethan was arrested on a number of charges stemming from a child enticement investigation. LCSO says the investigation began after Investigators received information that McKethan was contacting young females on various on-line chat rooms with the express purpose of providing marijuana for sex.

The sheriff's office says with the help of the Child Advocacy Center, the victims were interviewed by forensic child interviewers. LCSO says at this time three victims have been identified; a 14 year old, a 15 year old and 16 years old. Investigators say McKethan is a registered sex offender based upon a conviction of Sexual Assault of a minor in Dodge County in 2005.

McKethan is being held at the Lancaster County Jail on the following crimes:

  • Sex trafficking of a Minor, a Felony
  • 1st Degree Sexual assault of a Child (Felony)
  • Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act (Felony)
  • Solicit Prostitution (Misdemeanor)
  • Contribute to the Delinquency of a Minor (Misdemeanor)
  • Child Abuse (Felony)

Investigators believe there are more victims who have not been identified or contacted by law enforcement. Parents are encouraged to talk with their teenage daughters to determine if they have been contacted by McKethan. Anyone with information about this case or who may know a victim of this predator is encouraged to contact Investigator Tyler Loos at or 402 441 8883.

(Photo by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office)

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