Seminole is a city of about 7,700 residents, and serves as the government seat of Gaines County, Texas. At least one law enforcement operation in the city has focused on arresting a man attempting to buy sex with a minor. In January, 2019 a two-week investigation by the Seminole Police Department and the Andrews office of the Texas Rangers led to the arrest of a 53-year-old man for the solicitation of prostitution of a minor in Seminole. The investigation began on January 15, after the suspect had allegedly solicited oral sex from a 17-year-old male, in exchange for money. After he was questioned and an investigation was initiated by Seminole Police, agents from the Texas Rangers were called in to assist. After questioning by investigators from both the SPD and the Rangers, a warrant was obtained, and the subject was placed under arrest and taken to the Gaines County jail, charged with solicitation of prostitution under 18 years of age, a second degree felony. The second degree felony charge carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison, and may include a fine of up to $10,000.
- Seminole Police Department
- Texas Rangers
- Andrews office
- Gaines County jail
Arrest of Sex Buyer, Shaming:
- http://www.kcbd.com/2019/01/31/seminole-man-arrested-charged-with-solicitation-minor/ (2019)
- https://www.seminolesentinel.com/ (2019)