Online Central Texas child sex sting snares two more suspects

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) An ongoing online child sex sting has snared two more suspects and led to the seizure of nearly $20,000 in counterfeit cash.

Juan Pablo Olivarez-Estrada (left) and Jorge Arturo Nambo. (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office photos)

Juan Pablo Olivarez-Estrada, 38, of Arlington, was arrested after he arrived just after 12:30 p.m. Monday at a convenience store in Hico to meet with whom he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex.

The girl was actually a Hamilton County sheriff’s investigator with whom he began exchanging explicit texts on July 13 on MocoSpace, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A search of his car turned up $19,800 in counterfeit $100 bills and a box of condoms, the affidavit says.

He “stated that he came from Arlington to meet with a girl and talk, but said that she was 18 years old,” the affidavit says.

He was charged with online solicitation of a minor.

"This was a clear reflection of people who wish to victimize children are also engaged in other felonious criminal acts. We will continue to take the fight to those who pose a threat to our youth,” Hamilton County Sheriff Justin Caraway said.

On July 14, deputies arrested Jorge Arturo Nambo, 39, in Hico.

Nambo and a sheriff’s investigator masquerading as a 13-year-old-girl began texting on July 17 through MocoSpace and the conversations became explicit, an arrest warrant affidavit released Monday says.

The two agreed to meet on July 14 in Hico where investigators were waiting when he arrived at around 3:40 p.m., the affidavit says.

When they ordered Nambo out of the vehicle, he “placed his vehicle in reverse and attempted to back away,” the affidavit says.

He complied with a second order and was arrested.

Deputies recovered a loaded 9mm handgun from the rear pocket of the passenger seat and found a condom in the center console, the affidavit says.

He was also charged with online solicitation of a minor.