FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department’s Human Trafficking Unit arrested three men, one a registered sex offender, trying to meet up with children for sex.
Dustin Weldon Cloud, a registered sex offender on probation is charged with online solicitation of a minor along with Adam Gregory Morin and Julio Cesar Rodriguez-Mendoza.READ MORE: Opal Lee's Annual Walk Was Extra Special Saturday After Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department said Rodriguez-Mendoza also had child pornography in his possession.READ MORE: Fender Bender Leads To Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dallas, Police Say
The Sheriff’s Department said the operation focused on people who communicate with children online to communicate with them in a sexually explicit way and to meet up for sex.MORE NEWS: Police: Juvenile Girl Shot, Killed At Dallas Apartment
Sheriff Bill Waybourn said those committing these acts drive the demand for child sex trafficking and sometimes are traffickers looking to exploit their next victim.