Police: Round Rock man traveled more than 100 miles for underage sex

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Editor’s Note: Following the original publication of this story on June 20, 2017, KXAN received information from the 220th district court in Texas that the case against the man was dismissed after he served his probation.

CLIFTON, Texas (KXAN) — A Central Texas woman contacted police immediately when a Round Rock man started asking to have sexual relations with her 13-year-old daughter, police said after setting up a sting operation at a park to capture him Tuesday morning.

Clifton police said a man had met the woman through a dating app. The two talked over social media in hopes of building a relationship but things took a turn when the man began asking about her home life. When the woman told him about her daughter, she said he began asking her to entice the child to perform sexual acts, police said.

The woman gave her phone and social media login information to investigators who used them to continue communicating with the man. Officers convinced him to meet who he thought was the woman in a public place and she would take him back to her house to meet her daughter.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police locked down Dahl Park in Clifton, securing the neighborhood and clearing citizens from the area. The man arrived at the planned 9:30 a.m. meeting, approached a bait vehicle and was taken into custody by police.

The man was transported to the Bosque County Jail where he was booked and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Human Trafficking.

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