Bellmead: Man snared in online child sex sting indicted

James Marvin Fairl. (Jail photo)
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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) James Marvin Fairl, 29, of Waco, who was snared in an online child sex sting run by Bellmead police, was indicted Wednesday for online solicitation of a minor.

McLennan County sheriff’s deputies arrested Fairl on December 27 on a warrant stemming from an investigation that started earlier in the month after a man initiated an online conversation with whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

He was actually communicating with a Bellmead police detective.

The man ultimately messaged that “he wanted to engage in sexual acts with the alleged 14-year-old” and wanted to meet her at a specified location, police said in a press release.

After the man didn’t show up, police obtained an arrest warrant.

Fairl remains in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond on the solicitation charge.

He’s held without bond on two motions to adjudicate guilt filed in February on charges of sexual assault and endangering a child.