Wedding caterer arrested for violating sex offender law

PORTLAND, Ore. - A local man who generated complaints for his work at weddings was arrested Monday and is now in jail.

Last week the KATU Problem Solvers reported that local couples said Troy Meza and his partner promised to cater and DJ their weddings, but instead, the weddings turned into disasters. One bride had to order pizza to feed guests.

Meza's arrest Monday came from his history as a predatory sex offender. KATU News found out he was not at his registered address in Aumsville as required by law.

Meza has a history of sexually abusing teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15.

Meza refused to comment to KATU News on Monday.

Lindsey Petrushkin hired Meza, who runs the Unique Catering and Pacific Northwest Events in Portland, for her wedding reception. Meza's company was supposed to serve 200 guests. But the food the company purchased was in bulk from a grocery store that the catering company charred and blackened.

"They burned the side of my parents' building," Petrushkin told KATU News last week.

Petrushkin said her sister went to various pizza places in town and picked up somewhere between 15 and 20 pizzas to feed her hungry guests.

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