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Updated: May 14, 2023 @ 7:05 pm

Galveston Police Execute Online Sex Sting, 11 Charged

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.


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.

IN THE NEWS: Online sex predator sting nets 11 arrests in Galveston

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.

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If you don’t contact us for help, make sure to contact an equally qualified Texas criminal defense lawyer for help.

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