A 69-year-old Mount Pleasant, TX man is accused of online solicitation of a minor.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officer received a complaint of suspected online solicitation of a minor, a Hopkins County juvenile younger than 14 years of age. The offense, according to arrest reports, allegedly occurred on May 11, 2020.
Through investigation, sheriff’s officers allegedly collected forensic evidence taken from a photo and developed additional evidence pointing to a Titus County resident as a suspect. A warrant was issued for Jerry Ray Pittman’s arrest Tuesday, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford.
Weatherford and HCSO Deputy Jason Lavender traveled to Titus County Sheriff’s Office, where suspect Pittman met them Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2020. Jerry Ray Pittman was interviewed and taken into custody just before 4 p.m. on the warrant for online solicitation of a minor and transported to Hopkins County jail.
Pittman remained in Hopkins County jail Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $50,000 on the second-degree felony charge,
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.