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Dyess airman accused of soliciting underage girl for sex

Micah Wamala

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Dyess airman accused of trying to pay an an underage girl for sex.

Staff Sergeant Micah Bengo Wamala, 25, is charged with solicitation of prostitution and online solicitation of a minor.

Wamala was arrested Thursday when the sheriff’s office said he “arrived at a predetermined location to meet a person (he) knew to be a 15-year old-girl for sexual contact.”

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said that Wamala “communicated electronically with the minor on more than one occasion” and offered to pay the girl “in return for various sexual acts.”

"Dyess Air Force Base does not condone the actions for which Sergeant Wamala is being charged." said 2nd Lt. Kali L. Gradishar. "Dyess Air Force Base professionals will support the sheriff's office, as needed, to provide any applicable information and to ensure Sergeant Wamala is afforded due process according to the justice system."

Wamala's bond was set at $40,000.

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