Georgetown man accused of arranging to have sex with 15-year-old girl


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Shane Perry met who he thought was a 15-year-old girl on the internet, affidavit says

The 15-year-old girl was actually an undercover agent, affdavit says

A Georgetown man has been accused of arranging to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he thought he had met online but who turned out to be an undercover officer, according to an arrest affidavit.

Shane Perry, 27, was charged with online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

A special agent conducted an undercover online investigation Tuesday focusing on people who were using the internet to sexually solicit children and then traveling to meet the children to sexually assault them, the affidavit said.

It said the investigation was being done during an online undercover online operation by the child exploitation unit of the Texas attorney general’s office.

The agent posed as a 15-year-old girl online, according to the affidavit. It said Perry communicated twice online with the undercover agent posing as a 15-year-old girl and said he wanted to meet her to “engage in deviate sexual intercourse.”

Perry was given a place to meet the girl and when he arrived he was arrested, the affidavit said. He said he had traveled from his home to have sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to the affidavit.

READ: Cedar Park man accused of filming himself having sex with teenage girl

Perry was released from the Williamson County Jail on Wednesday with bail set at $20,000.

During the investigation, Perry was told he was communicating with a 15-year-old girl on two occasions, according to the affidavit.

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