Police say an Oklahoma man and woman drove to Meridian, Texas, to have sex with what they thought was a minor. In early March, law enforcement set up an account on an online app with the intentions of catching predators preying on children. The suspects fell directly into the trap.
Dallas Morning News reports that Claudia Kopacka, 19 and Gregory Keesee, 21, allegedly made contact with an undercover officer posing as an underage child, and made arrangements to meet up for a sexual encounter. On March 25, a police officer contacted the suspects on the app, and posing as a child, invited them to drive to Meridian, Texas. When they arrived, they were arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor.
According to the Meridian Police Department, the arrests make the 5th and 6th time suspects were arrested for similar crimes since the undercover operation launched.
On Saturday March 25 Sgt. Rust made contact with a female and a male through a social media app and arranged for them to…
According to Keesee’s Facebook page, he was a Calvary Scout with the U.S. Army. It’s unclear what the relationship is between the two suspects.
Earlier this month, another Texas arrest was made when an Army National Guard sergeant allegedly tried to set up a meeting with a 14-year-old he talked to online. Sergeant Leigh Fox, 29, of Rosenburg, Texas, was arrested for soliciting the teen for sexual favors while online. A police report indicated that Fox left his workplace to meet the girl, but authorities arrested him at a local park.
[Feature Photo: Meridian Police Department]