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Three men arrested in WilCo for online solicitation of a minor

From left to right: Samuel David Kelley, Shane Michael Perry and Joshua Logan Dean. All charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident. (Photo Courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

The Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General’s Office arrested three men in Williamson County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during an online operation last week.

The men were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.

CEU says that During the operation, the three men, identified as Samuel David Kelly, Shane Michael Perry and Joshua Logan Dean, sexually solicited investigators posing as children online.

Each man was arrested after they arrived at a predetermined location expecting to meet and engage in sexual activity with a child.

On November 8, 2017 OAG investigators arrested Samuel David Kelley, 21, of Georgetown on one count of Online Solicitation of a Minor.

On November 7, 2017, OAG investigators arrested Shane Michael Perry, 27, of Georgetown on one count of Online Solicitation of a Minor.

According to the investigation, both men sent sexually explicit messages to the “child” and solicited her to meet for purposes of engaging in sexual intercourse.

Investigators say Kelley and Perry traveled to a predetermined meeting location in Georgetown to meet the “child” where he was taken into custody. During an interview, Kelley confessed to communicating in a sexually explicit manner with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old female and to traveling to meet the “child” to engage in sexual intercourse.

On November 7, 2017, OAG investigators arrested Joshua Logan Dean, 28, of Austin on one count of Online Solicitation of a Minor. During the investigation, Dean sent sexually explicit messages to the “child” and solicited her to meet for purposes of engaging in deviate sexual intercourse.

Dean confessed to communicating in a sexually explicit manner with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old female and to traveling to meet the “child.”

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