ABILENE, Texas — A Taylor County grand jury indicted nine men accused of child sex crimes.
Virgil Lynn Perkins - online solicitation of a minor.
According to the indictment, on March 3, Perkins, 66, of Abilene, met who he thought was a 16-year-old girl on an app called "Whisper."
He told the undercover officer "U could get me in jail lol."
Perkins told the girl he could come over and watch her shower or she could come to his house and shower.
When the undercover officer asked if anything else would happen, Perkins said "U have to say u told me 18."
He then offered to let her use some of his sex toys.
Perkins was arrested at a 7-Eleven on E. South 11th Street where they agreed to meet.
Jonathan Todd Flint – online solicitation of a minor
Police said Flint, 21, of Abilene, contacted an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old girl on a dating website.
Flint kept insisting that he pick her up and said "I am a man. Do you want to (to have sex) or not."
He was arrested March 11 at Lowe's.
Hector David Gloria – online solicitation of a minor
Gloria messaged an undercover officer March 12 on the app "Hot or Not."
According to the indictment, Gloria said he was 20 and the officer replied she was 16.
Gloria said they could "mess around" and asked if she had ever "done it."
The officer said she did not want to get pregnant and asked Gloria if he had protection.
He told the officer he was going to come over.
Gloria continued to talk about her age and that he could get in trouble.
He was arrested when he arrived at Country Club Apartments where the undercover officer said she lived.
Carleel Malik Crowley – online solicitation of a minor
On March 13, Crowley met an undercover officer posing as a 16-year-old girl on Tinder.
Crowley, 25, asked her to "hang out," said he was trying to have sex and told her to send pictures, according to the indictment.
He was also arrested at Lowe's.
Jose De Jesus Calzoncinth, Jr. – online solicitation of a minor
Also on March 13, Calzoncinth met who he thought was a 15-year-old girl on an app called "Meet Me."
According to the indictment, he said he wanted to hang out but that it might be weird because he was 25.
He offered to pick her up so they could hang out and watch television.
Calzoncinth, 26, of San Angelo, said they could have sex if she was older, according o the indictment.
The undercover officer said sex was fun and asked Calzoncinth if he was coming over.
Calzoncinth said they could have sex if she wanted to and that he had condoms.
He was arrested at Indian Run Apartments.
Roberto Morales – online solicitation of a minor
Morlales contacted an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old girl on Tinder.
He said he was 20 and just wanted to make sure they were on the same page.
According to the indictment, Morales asked what she wanted out of the encounter.
She said casual sex was fun and he asked her to call him "daddy."
They agreed to meet at Breakers where Morales was arrested on March 13.
Kerry Wayne Sims – sexual abuse of a child continuous
According to the indictment, Simms sexually abused a girl from the time she was 9 until she was 11.
Police said it stopped when the victim started playing sports and staying after school.
Sims was arrested in April.
According to court records, Sims pleaded guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact in September 2019 and received 10-years deferred adjudication.
That was revoked June 26 and he was sentenced to 20-years in prison.
Eric James Moreno – sexual abuse of a child continuous
According to the indictment, Moreno, 29, of Dallas, inappropriately touched a girl for a two-year period starting when she was 8.
Christopher Lee Polk – indecency with a child (one prior)
Polk, 36, of Stamford, inappropriately touched the girl and then said he was sorry and asked for her forgiveness, according to the indictment.
He was arrested in March.