Monday, March 25, 2013

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Texas Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit Arrests San Antonio Attorney for Sexually Soliciting a Minor Online

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested San Antonio resident Robert Michael Bohanek, 44, on Saturday for using the Internet to sexually solicit a minor. At the time of his arrest, Bohanek indicated he is employed as an attorney with USAA.

According to Cyber Crimes Unit officers, Bohanek initiated and conducted sexually graphic online chats with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He also exchanged text messages and emails with the girl, sending her photos of women’s clothing. The “girl” was actually an undercover police officer with the Cyber Crimes Unit. Bohanek sexually propositioned the girl and arranged to meet her in Cedar Park. When Bohanek arrived at the meeting on March 23, Cyber Crimes Unit police officers arrested him. In addition to searching the defendant’s home and vehicle, officers confiscated a shopping bag Bohanek brought to the meeting location. The shopping bag’s contents included women’s clothing that was identical to the garments in the photos Bohanek had texted to the “girl” prior to the meeting.

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Robert Michael Bohanek

After his arrest, Bohanek was transported to Williamson County Jail and was later released after he posted a $20,000 bond. Under Texas law, online solicitation of a minor is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit the attorney general’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.