Ex-Oregon sergeant pleads guilty to sex with Meridian boy Mar 19, 2017 (…) Canyon County Sheriff's Office Michael Alexander CALDWELL (AP) — A former Oregon sheriff’s sergeant has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Idaho boy he met through a dating app.KTVB-TV in Boise says 46-year-old Michael Alexander of Lake Oswego, Oregon, is to be sentenced May 8. × Advertisement He pleaded guilty earlier this month to felony lewd conduct with a child in Canyon County court.Alexander resigned from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon shortly after his arrest in March 2016. Prosecutors say Alexander met the 15-year-old Meridian boy through the dating app Grindr and traveled to Idaho to have sex with him twice in 2015. The boy’s mother contacted authorities after discovering inappropriate text messages on his phone.Alexander’s lawyer said the former deputy did not know the teen was underage. The boy told Alexander he was 18 turning 19, and a college student at Boise State. More from this section Meridian ranked 13th nationwide for population growth in 2016 Posted: 11:39 a.m. Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin to visit Victory Middle Posted: 10:44 a.m. Dog of the Week: Marty Posted: May 26, 2017 10 schools get grant for suicide, violence and bullying prevention Posted: May 25, 2017 Boise Hawks to hold National Anthem auditions June 7 Posted: May 25, 2017 Tags General News Legal Proceedings Law And Order Crime Monday Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!