Things happen, people make mistakes, but trying to make contact with an underage girl here in East Texas in hopes of sexual acts is not a mistake. It’s a crime that needs to come with severe consequences. We’ve all seen the episodes of ‘How to Catch a Predator’ with adults trying to meet underage kids for sex acts. That same type of situation was created in Tyler, Texas and it ended with six predators being arrested for committing these crimes. 

We all know that crime like this happens in all parts of the country, it’s just crazy to me when we hear about situations like this because it shows us that this happens in our own back yard. As a man who respects women, who has a sister, nieces, and other amazing women I am very grateful that the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies made this a priority. It’s great to let the community know that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in Smith County, Texas. 

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty 

While the men listed below were arrested for ‘Soliciting Prostitution of a Person Under the Age of 18 Years Old,’ each of the six individuals listed below are all considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

Mugshots of Those Arrested 

When people are arrested, they are required to take a mugshot, these photos are public records. Let’s hope that posting the mugshots from these people that were arrested will deter others from committing a crime like this. Here is a look at the 6 individuals who were arrested for attempting to meet an underage girl for sex acts in Tyler, Texas. 

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