AUSTIN (KXAN) - A 28-year-old man is charged with forcing an underage girl into prostitution after an Austin police officer posing as a would-be customer arranged a date with the girl through an online service.
Austin police were alerted to the likelihood that the girl was working for Artavius Bertrell Wilson by a Bexar County juvenile probation officer.
The officer found an ad featuring the girl on a website known for sex trafficking, according to an arrest warrant affidavit issued Friday.
The document said the officer arranged to meet the girl at a hotel on Tuesday. On his way to the room, he noticed someone later identified as Wilson leaving.
The man was arrested outside the hotel, and later acknowledged that the girl was working for him.
Compelling underage prostitution is a second-degree felony.
The judge presiding over the trial to oust District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg ruled Wednesday that she'll stay in office.
Mack Brown’s longtime friend and attorney said Wednesday that the veteran coach of the Longhorns has not yet made a decision on his future, but that it will come soon.
The Austin City Council will take up billing errors and problems with the appeals process at Austin Energy during Thursday's meeting.
Options for high speed Internet in Austin continue to expand. Google Fiber is coming to Austin soon, and now AT&T has announced the city will be the first for its own faster-than-ever Internet speeds.
A 15-year-old girl told police she was abducted from the parking lot at Bastrop High School on Wednesday.
After hundreds of park-goers complained about a lack of off-leash dog space in the new design of Auditorium Shores, the Austin Parks and Recreation Board is hoping a compromise will alleviate any concerns.