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Parents of 12 year-old intercept text messages from 29-year-old child predator

Javier Eduardo Ramirez (Source: Gregg County Jail) Javier Eduardo Ramirez (Source: Gregg County Jail)

Javier Eduardo Ramirez, 29, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested Wednesday after repeatedly arranging sexual encounters with a 12-year-old girl.

According to the Longview Police Department, the girl's parents told police Ramirez had been sneaking into their south Longview home to have sex with their daughter.

The 12-year-old's parents also told police they had intercepted text messages between Ramirez and the girl in which he told her that he was on his way to her home. Officers caught him as he came to the window of the home, thinking he was going to meet with the girl. Instead, her parents and police were waiting for him.

"We received a call from the parents of the victim. stating that Mr. Ramirez was coming to Longview. Apparently it had been going on for some time," says Longview police officer Kristie Brian.

For several months, in fact police say Ramirez had been making the trip and sneaking into the home, and then he was on his way again.

The 12-year-old admitted to police that she and Ramirez had been sexually involved.

"Police were able to park a little down the street and wait on him to come in. At that point the officer went and stood by the window; the parents actually caught him in the bedroom and brought him out the front door," Brian says.

 Police say the episode should be a lesson to all parents.

"Parents really need to pay attention to what their kids are doing especially with all the electronic and social media out there. It's very easy for these predators to contact these young children," says Brian.

But police say thanks to the parents in this case, Ramirez was caught, and now sits in the Gregg County jail.

Longview police say the charges against Ramirez could be upgraded pending a further investigation into the case.

Ramirez is being held in the Gregg County Jail on $50,000 bond. He is charged with burglary of a habitat with the intent of committing a sexual offense.

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