Fort Hood child sex ring busted as three soldiers ‘caught grooming and trying to pay underage girls for sex’
TWO soldiers from Fort Hood have been arrested for trying to pay for sex with underage girls over social media, cops say.
Anthony Xavier Antwon, 25, and 30-year-old Timmy Jones Jr. have been detained along with another soldier while Pierre Jean, 32, stationed at a base in San Antonio, Texas, and six other men.
They were arrested after a two day sting operation by Killeen Police Department Special Victim’s Unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety Human Trafficking Program.
During the operation nine suspects, contacted officers through various social media platforms and made agreements for sexual acts with girls they believed were 15 or 16 years of age, KVXX reports.
The men intended to pay in cash or with drugs and alcohol.
But when they arrived at a predetermined location, the suspects were nabbed by waiting cops.
The operation concluded with seven felony prostitution charges, two misdemeanor prostitution charges, and two guns were confiscated.
“The overall goal … was to locate and arrest subjects who were willing to make overt efforts to pay minors to engage in sexual acts,” Killeen police said in a statement.
The others arrested were Brian Harley Flynn, 21, of Temple; Brandon Anthony Lee, 25, of Killeen; Rakeem Jamal Nelson, 28, of Killeen; Shaun Paul Moore, 39, of Kempner and Javier Perez, 40, of Austin.
Fort Hood has recently been hit by the deaths of nine soldiers this year.
The most recent was that of Pvt. Mejhor Morta, 26, of Pensacola, Florida, was found unresponsive near a lake around 20 minutes from the base on Friday, July 17.
Morta's death follows the recent deaths of two other Fort Hood soldiers – Spc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, and Pvt. Gregory Morales, 24.
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