Man charged in online solicitation case

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A sting led to the arrest of a 27-year-old El Paso man accused of trying online to talk a 13-year-old girl into sexual acts with him, according to El Paso Police.

Josue Raul Hernandez is charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor Under 14 Years of age. Police say Hernandez over the course of their conversations, Hernandez reportedly expressed an interest in meeting up with the 13-year-old girl for sexual purposes.

EPPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Investigators intervened and began speaking with Hernandez using the girl's online account.

Hernandez and the investigators set up a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Shawver Park in the Lower Valley where the two were supposed to hook up. When Hernandez arrived, detectives took him into custody and booked him on charges associated with the alleged solicitation attempt.

He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on bonds totaling $28,000.

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