Man charged with soliciting sex from minor online

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 26-year-old man faces a charge of online solicitation of a minor after police said he tried to solicit sex from teens through Facebook.

According to a police affidavit, Daniel William Riekstins, of Webster, Texas, is charge with online solicitation of a minor with bail set $10,000.

Police said an acquaintance told them that she suspected that Riekstins was involved with inappropriate relationships with children. Police advised her to create a fake Facebook profile posing as a teenage girl, the affidavit stated.

The acquaintance sent a friend request to Riekstins’ profile with no other messages or comments.

Riekstins then sent a message to the fake account stating that, “I like younger women.” The woman using the fake account asked him, “Would you have sex with a 15-year-old?” affidavit stated. He responded, “Yeah U can call me.”

Riekstins then became sexually explicit in his messages including soliciting sex, affidavit stated.

Police also issued a search warrant to Facebook.com for Riekstins account. They learned that he had attempted to contact numerous girls though Facebook.

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