Former Midland Army Recruiter Pleads Guilty

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEW MEXICO - A former Midland Army recruiter admits to going to New Mexico to meet a 12-year-old for sex.

26-year-old Arnold Gonzales plead guilty on Tuesday.

He was busted in Clovis, New Mexico, where he thought he was meeting the girl to hook up.

He had contacted her over the Internet.

It turns out that 12-year-old was actually a decoy with the Curry County Sheriff's Office.

Gonzales faces anywhere from seven to nine years in prison.

After he gets out, he'll have to register as a sex offender.

Gonzales will remain behind bars until his sentencing hearing which hasn't been scheduled.