Federal agent in Texas charged with solicitation

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State authorities say they've arrested a federal agent in Central Texas for using the Internet to arrange a sexual tryst with an underage girl.

The attorney general's office announced Friday that 50-year-old Forrest William Johnson was charged with a felony count of online solicitation of a minor.

Johnson worked in law enforcement for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Authorities say Johnson posted an explicit online advertisement and was contacted by an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old girl. He was arrested Wednesday when he arrived for the encounter.

The Austin resident posted a $20,000 bond Thursday. If convicted, he faces two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Williamson County jail records did not indicate an attorney representing Johnson.

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