Online sting nabs five in El Paso

Mugshots provided by El Paso County Sheriffs Office compiled by KVIA

Earlier today the Texas Department of Public Safety announced the results of an online sting operation that had been conducted over the previous week in partnership with Homeland Security Investigations.


Between March 25 and March 31 five men ranging in ages between 21 and 46 were arrested for online solicitation of minors. All have since posted bail which ranged between $10,000 and $35,000 and been released from custody.


In addition to the five arrests, the Texas Department of Public Safety opened investigations into an undisclosed number of additional suspects.


The men arrested during the sting were identified (from left to right as pictured above) as 46-year-old Jonathan Rey Rivera, 21-year-old Josue Ernesto Munoz, 21-year-old Fuqwon Jermaine Middleton, 23-year-old Heriberto Ochoa, and 27-year-old Kayode Michael Young. All were from El Paso, Texas.