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Registered sex offender charged with enticing 10 year old

Police say the man sent text messages to the child and requested to be hugged in exchange for gifts.
Credit: Odessa police department

ODESSA, Texas — Odessa police have arrested and charged a man with enticing a child.

According to police, Curtis Presley, 50, approached a ten year old at Sherwood Park and got the child's phone number. He then sent numerous text messages to the child.

Presley attempted to get the child alone to meet privately away from any parents. He also asked to be hugged in exchange for gifts.

Investigators found Presley was a registered sex offender and obtained an arrest warrant for him. He has been charged with enticing a child as well as tampering with physical evidence and resisting arrest.

Anyone who believes their child might have had any interaction with Presley is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department.

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