Seminole, TX

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Seminole is a city of about 7,000 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.

Key Partners

  • Seminole Police Department
  • Texas Rangers
    • Andrews office
  • Gaines County jail
State Texas
Type City
Population 7026
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