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Cameron: New Charges Filed Against Two In Facebook Sex Sting

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

CAMERON (September 19, 2012)--Two men charged with online solicitation of a minor and attempted sexual assault of a child in a Facebook sting have each been charged with an additional count of attempted sexual assault of a child.

Former Rockdale High School football star Derek David, 19, was charged Wednesday morning and Devin Labert Hemphill, 21, of Cameron was charged Tuesday.

The sting targeted individuals who were attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl, police said.

David was arrested on Sept. 11 and charged with online solicitation of a minor/sexual conduct and attempted sexual assault of a child in a two-week investigation of the exploitation of minors through the social media site Facebook.

On Saturday, police arrested Ebodio "Bobby" Duarte, 21, of Buckholts.

He was charged with online solicitation of a minor/sexual conduct, attempted sexual assault of a child and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Ricky Matthew Lopez, 22, of Cameron, was also arrested in the probe.

David was free on bond at the time of his arrest on a second-degree felony sexual assault charge stemming from an incident in March 2011 involving a 16-year-old girl who said she was lured to a home to play video games and then was forced inside and sexually assaulted.

The victim told police she pleaded with her attacker to stop, but he refused.

In May 2011, David was arrested and charged with possessing drugs on campus after authorities seized a small quantity of marijuana.

He also posted bond on that charge.

David was being held Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Hemphill was booked into the Milam County Jail and released the same day.

His bond was $25,000.


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