MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Midland Police arrested Guillermo Galindo after he allegedly sent sexual text messages and pictures to a 13 year old girl.
Midland Police Department Public Information Officer, Geena Arevalo said "He allowed us to search his phone and it showed text messages where she was upfront about her age. She said she was thirteen. He knew that and continued communicating with her."
Police said the they had been communicating for weeks and Galindo even asked the girl for sex.
"Unfortunately the I didn't know is not a good enough defense," said Arevelo.
Galindo was brought in and questioned. He admitted to communicating with the girl. Police believed this could be a learning experience for both parents and kids.
"If you're having to hide it from your parents that's a pretty good sign you shouldn't be engaging in that kind of communication. Parents, check your child's social media accounts, know their passwords, check their phones. You're keeping them safe and although they may not like you at the moment they'll thank you for it later."
Galindo was charged with solicitation of a minor under the age of 14.
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