El Paso man facing online solicitation of a minor charge

Mug shot of Josue Raul Hernandez. He is charged with Online Solicitation of a Minor Under 14 years old.

A 27-year-old man who thought he was meeting with a 13-year-old girl for sex was arrested last week.

Josue Raul Hernandez was arrested for one count of online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14.

According to court documents, the mother of a 13-year-old girl found out a man, later identified as Hernandez, was having sexual conversations with her daughter.

The woman told police she thought the man wanted to meet up with her daughter and gave police access to her daughter’s account, the documents said.

From June through Oct. 11, Hernandez believed to be speaking with the 13-year-old girl, and during their conversations, Hernandez said he wanted to meet up for sex, the documents said.

On Oct. 11, Hernandez went to J.P. Shawver Park in the Lower Valley to meet with the girl and was arrested.

He was booked into the county jail with bond set at $28,000.

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