Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) arrested a 41-year-old Euless man after he traveled to McKinney to have sex with who he believed to be a 13-year-old child.
John Paul Crumley was arrested on Tuesday and charged with online solicitation of a minor under 14.
Crumley began communicating in an online chat forum with CEU investigators posing as a 13-year-old girl on May 9. Through those conversations, Crumley agreed to a meetup in McKinney to have sex.
Crumley arrived at a parking lot of a local business, the predetermined meet location, and was immediately arrested.
“Sheriff Skinner has given us very clear marching orders to aggressively pursue child predators,” Chief Deputy Matt Langan said. “This suspect drove from Euless to McKinney to have sex with a child and, instead, was arrested and placed behind bars. Our deputies will continue to work around the clock to fulfill their mission to protect the children of Collin County and arrest those that seek to do them harm.”
The cellphone Crumley used during the communication was seized and will be forensically examined, and additional charges may be filed, according to CCSO.
On May 8, investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office also arrested 21-year-old Dillon Summerlin for online solicitation of a minor under 14 in a similar sting.
Summerlin traveled to McKinney to have sex with what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl and was arrested in a pharmacy parking lot. Upon being searched, deputies found handcuffs, a dog chain, condoms and a Plan B pill.
“Apparently, this defendant didn’t get Sheriff Skinner’s memo,” Langan said. “If you use the internet to prey upon our children, or if you travel to Collin County for the purpose of having sex with a child, we will find you.”
The McKinney Police Department assisted with both investigations.