Police: Sex offender used Xbox to meet teens
According to court documents, Brennon Cloud of Lynden was communicating with a 14-year-old boy via an Xbox live account. He also contacted the boy via cell phone. The communication between Cloud and the teenage boy began on Oct. 1 and when the boy’s parents became aware of the communication between the two, they contacted police.
Investigators, posing as a 15-year-old girl named Stacy, began communicating with Cloud. Over the course of the investigation police said Cloud became sexually explicit in their conversations.
Police then said Cloud asked to meet with the girl at a cheer competition in Bellingham. Investigators staged the meeting and when Cloud showed up expecting to meet the child, police put him in handcuffs.
According to court documents, Cloud allegedly admitted to police that he knew he was communicating with an underage girl. He also allegedly told police he was aware the communication violated his Department of Corrections restrictions.
Cloud was added to the sex offender registry after being convicted of third-degree rape and second-degree assault in 2008 and 2011. The terms of Cloud’s probation require that he does not contact with any juvenile females.
King County Sheriff Deputies have Cloud in custody. Bail has been set at $200,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Friday.