A glimmering reminder of the unsavory law enforcement practices that propelled media personality Chris Hansen of “To Catch A Predator” to a near household name while manufacturing a number of new felony sex-offenders, the Galveston Police Department conducted an online sex predator sting where they “baited in” 11 suspected sex offenders and arrested them on felony charges of online sexual solicitation of a minor.
Online Sexual Solicitation of a Minor is a 3rd Degree Felony.
An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years.
OPERATION On The Hook
The Galveston Police Department engaged in a law enforcement strategy that has been morally questioned, seen as “difficult cases of enticement” by some of the brightest legal minds of today, and recklessly labelled as “entrapment” by well-meaning on-lookers and suspects. If you’re interested in reading more about this story click on the link below.
We Can Defend Online Minor Solicitation Charges
Galveston criminal defense & sex crimes lawyer Tad Nelson, an ACS/CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, is a seasoned defense attorney with over 27 years of experience defending people who have been accused of serious sex crime felonies in Texas.
Tad Nelson also holds a Board Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law, a distinction accomplished by fewer than 10% of criminal lawyers in Texas.
If you’ve been arrested on Galveston Island, or anywhere else in Galveston County or southeast Texas for a crime that may be seen as sexual in nature, your life is on the line in more ways than one.
If you’re convicted of a sex crime you’ll face lifelong requirements of sex-offender registration that, if violated, will result in additional felony charges.
If you don’t contact us for help, make sure to contact an equally qualified Texas criminal defense lawyer for help.