Man arrested at local airport, charged with online solicitation of a minor

Zene Morlatt is charged with online solicitation of a minor.

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A 30-year-old Kentucky man was arrested Saturday afternoon at a local airport and charged with online solicitation of a minor.

According to Woodway PSD, Zene Morlatt, of LaGrange, KY, sent text and web-based messages to a person he believed was a 16-year-old girl. Instead he was talking to an undercover detective.

Those messages included sexually explicit language, discussing sexual performance of the child and obscene images, authorities said.

Morlatt is also accused of soliciting a meeting to have sex with the child and made arrangements to fly to Waco. He was arrested after landing at the Waco Municipal Airport and taken into custody.

He is currently in the McLennan County Jail.