Moody man caught in online sting

WOODWAY, TX - Woodway police have arrested 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Smith of Moody on charges he tried to solicit who he thought was a sixteen year old girl for sex.

Police made the arrest at Smith's residence in Moody on Monday after obtaining a warrant for his arrest.

Smith had been conversing via social media with a person he thought was an under age girl, but who was in reality and undercover police officer.

Police say that over a period of several days, Smith requested several sexually explicit photographs and also sent sexually explicit pictures of himself.

During the message exchanges, Smith was reminded several times of the fictitious girl's "age" and acknowledged that he knew he could get in trouble.

He asked the undercover officers to delete the messages.

After his arrest, Smith was booked into the McLennan County Jail on charges of Online Solicitation of a Minor with his bond not set as of Tuesday morning.

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