TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - Multiple people were arrested recently during a multi-agency operation into online solicitation of a minor.
The suspects were arrested when they arrived at undisclosed locations after soliciting sex online with undercover investigators posing as minors.
Those arrested include:
- Rayme Everrett, 18 of Tyler
- Manuel Huerta, 28 of Bullard
- Randall Earl Powell, 55 of Longview
- Gary Dean Tennison, 54 of Henderson
All were booked into the Gregg County Jail.
According to the Texas Penal Code Section 33.021, online solicitation is a felony of the second degree, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, Gregg County District Attorney Investigators, Longview Police Department, Collin County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, FBI and ICE-ERO, supported by agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Highway Patrol and the Texas Ranger Division participated in the arrests.