Local lawyer indicted for criminal solicitation of a minor

Kyle Layman. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco lawyer Kyle Layman, 32, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of criminal solicitation of a minor.

Layman was arrested on June 20 on solicitation of a minor warrants after talking with the teenage daughter of a woman he represented about partying, lap dances and “making out with her,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

He was released from the McLennan County Jail the same day after posting $9,000 bond.

Sheriff's office officials say Layman fainted as deputies arrested him at his home in Woodway around 3 p.m. on June 20.

An ambulance came and Layman was medically cleared before being transported to jail, they said.

The indictments stem from an investigation that started after the 14-year-old girl’s mother told an investigator on May 14 she was concerned about text messages her daughter was receiving from Layman, the affidavit says.

She said she had contacted Layman after her daughter was harassed at school.

“According to the mother, Layman asked for the child’s phone number to discuss the harassment with her,” the affidavit said.

Conversations between the two started in early May, investigators say.

In those conversations, Layman also discussed personal matters with the girl, the affidavit says.

“Throughout the communication, Layman talked with her about partying, providing him with lap dances and discussing making out with her,” the affidavit says.

“He told her ‘I’m gonna make it my mission to teach you to party’ and began to discuss consuming alcohol with her.”

On May 15, the investigator, “assumed the identity of the child at the request of the mother” and began to communicate with Layman through text messages, the affidavit says.

“During communications with Layman, he has indicated he wants to engage in masturbation with the child, as well as oral, sex,” the affidavit said.

“During the communications we also discussed sexual intercourse and the positions he wanted to engage in during the intercourse,” the affidavit said.

Layman was licensed on March 12, 2015, and has no public disciplinary history, according to online State Bar of Texas records.