Longview man arrested for online solicitation of a minor

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Police arrest a Longview man for trying to solicit a 14-year-old child online, according to court records.

Longview police say 54-year-old Russell Glen West sent emails and text messages over the Internet in an attempt to solicit a 14-year-old for sexual contact, according to a document CBS 19 obtained from Gregg County Justice of the Peace Precinct One office.

The messages were sent between February 26 and Wednesday, March 27, 2013, when Longview police arrested him about 5 p.m. in the 300 block of Lake Lamond Dr. Officers say he was trying to meet with the 14-year-old child.

West is being held in the Gregg County Jail on $10,000 bond.


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