AG Paxton: Child Predators Brought to Justice in Williamson County Operation
AUSTIN, TX – Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office arrested three men in Williamson County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during an online operation last week.
The men were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.
During the operation, the three men, identified as Samuel David Kelly, Shane Michael Perry and Joshua Logan Dean, sexually solicited investigators posing as children online. Each man was arrested after they arrived at a predetermined location expecting to meet and engage in sexual activity with a child.
The attorney general’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.
Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.
Cyber safety tips for kids:
- Never give out personal information such as name, address, phone number, or school.
- Never agree to meet someone you met online.
- Always tell an adult if you receive a message that makes you uncomfortable.
Report anything suspicious to the attorney’s general office at 800-252-8011
For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety