By Alicia Neaves
It's a sick crime. Five West Texas men are accused of trying to lure young girls for sex. Authorities including the FBI caught the five men in the act. All were attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.
When all five men attempted to meet with the young girls, they were greeted instead by law enforcement and taken to jail.
20-year-old Dante Savonne Johnson sent messages to what he thought was a 13 year old girl.
Those messages included, "what would you want to do with me" and "are you a virgin?"
Johnson admitted to bringing a condom when meeting the girl and acknowledged that he knew it was wrong.
32-year-old Michael Scott Tilley thought he was exchanging texts with a 12-year old girl such as "are you a wild child?", "how's your body" and "we could have a little party" and then uses an explicit word to ask if she wants to have sex.
Tilley told investigators he had met up with young girls before but never intended to have intercourse with them. But rather planned to alert their parents as to what they were doing online
24-year-old Daniel Nickless sent multiple pictures of his genitals to what he thought was a 16 year old.
When he offered to send a picture, he said, "it'll be dirty."
Upon his arrest, investigators found three condoms in his pocket.
39-year-old Ernesto Martinez sent a so-called 16 year old a message of how he wanted to do stating, "massage you from head to toes and softly kiss your body."
Martinez admitted he drove to meet the young girl because of an adrenaline rush.
38-year-old Clarence Johnel white attempted to chat with what he thought was a 13 year old. He asked via text, "are you looking for sex or something?"
He claimed he was attempting to meet the girl just to get her address then tell her mother the next day.
As of Wednesday, all five have been federally indicted by the grand jury.
If convicted, these five men will face 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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