Instructional Assistant at Veneta Elementary School Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Category: News
Posted: August 12, 2022

Veneta, Ore. – An instructional assistant at Veneta Elementary School has been arrested, and is being held in the Lane County Jail on 13 sex offense charges involving a minor.



Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives received information yesterday from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force indicating that 31 year old Kelsey Meta Boren had been uploading child pornography to the internet. 



LCSO detectives applied for and were granted a warrant to search Boren’s residence in the 87000blk of Norman Ave. in Veneta for evidence related to the child sex crimes.  The warrant was executed at about 8:00pm.  During the execution of the warrant, deputies discovered additional evidence indicating that Boren has utilized the internet on numerous occasions to distribute and exchange pornographic images of children.  Additional evidence was discovered indicating that Boren has also engaged in creating child pornography and uploaded it to the internet. 



Boren is an employee of the Fern Ridge School District. The Fern Ridge School District is aware of the allegations and is cooperating with investigators.  Boren was arrested and transported to the Lane County Jail where she faces charges including six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree, six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree, and one charge of Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct.  No children known to Boren through her employment have been identified as victims at this point. 



Anyone with information about this case or other victims of Boren’s behavior are asked to contact Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives at 541-682-4150 opt. 1. 




The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has informed the district that Kelsey Boren, an instructional assistant at Veneta Elementary, has been arrested on charges related to child pornography. No children known to Boren through her employment have been identified as victims at this point.



As a result, the Fern Ridge School District has suspended her employment with the district. Boren will be barred from school grounds or having contact with Fern Ridge students pending the outcome of the case.



Any allegation of a crime against children must be taken seriously. Such allegations are extremely rare, and when one occurs, we take immediate action. As a district we provide regular training to employees about recognizing and preventing sexual crimes against students. Our staff members work diligently in teaching our students and ensuring that they are safe and secure in their school environment.



These allegations leave everyone in our district shocked and dismayed. Counseling and support services will be available for any students or staff members who need them. Please contact us at the district office if such support is needed. Questions about the criminal case should be directed to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.



Our original story:



KELSEY META BOREN was arrested, and booked into the Lane County Jail at approximately 10:30 pm last night on the following charges:

Six counts of: ENCOURAGE CHILD SEX ABUSE 1ST DEG – felony
Six counts of: ENCOURAGE CHILD SEX ABUSE 2ND DEG – felony




Court records show she will be arraigned today on only 3 charges.


Two counts of: ENCOURAGE CHILD SEX ABUSE 1ST DEG – felony



Boren is currently listed on the Fern Ridge School District’s Staff Roster as an instructional assistant at the Veneta Elementary School in Veneta, Oregon.
UPDATE: Boren has been removed from the staff roster. KEZI reports she has been suspended, and may not be on school property.



A Motion to Deny Release (Preventative Detention) has been filed in court against Boren today.



This is a breaking news story, we will update as more information comes in.

(Information from the Lane County Jail online viewer, and the Oregon Judicial smart search)

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