Suspected burglar turns out to be a prostitute

Happy Valley, Ore. — A short call to 911 made by the mother of 18-year-old Ethan Kwon, reporting that a woman caught on surveillance camera broke into their home on Southeast Cortona Way in Happy Valley and stole cash from her nightstand. The mother said, “I just have some money missing that was in my small cash box.”

She reports her son was even home when it happened. “But he had headphones on with his room door closed, so he was not aware,” she said.

But now, Happy Valley Police say that’s not what happened at all. They say it turns out, the woman seen going inside isn’t a burglar, she’s a prostitute the teenager hired.

His mother, calling police, had no idea. The dispatcher asked, “It was just the money you noticed missing, right?” The mother replied, “Right, and some money from my son’s wallet that was sitting out there, too.”

Now, police say its 18-year-old Ethan Kwon facing charges of filing a false report and patronizing a prostitute.

Police are still working to identify the woman in the surveillance video.

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