DPS: Multiple people arrested for online solicitation of minor

DPS: Multiple people arrested for online solicitation of minor
From top left, clockwise: Gary Tennison, 54, of Henderson; Manuel Huerta, 28, of Bullard; Rayme Everrett, 18, of Tyler; and Randall Powell, 55, of Longview were all arrested during a multi-agency undercover operation for online solicitation of a minor. (Source: KLTV)

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - Multiple people were arrested recently during a multi-agency operation into online solicitation of a minor.

The suspects were arrested when they arrived at undisclosed locations after soliciting sex online with undercover investigators posing as minors.

Those arrested include:

  • Rayme Everrett, 18 of Tyler
  • Manuel Huerta, 28 of Bullard
  • Randall Earl Powell, 55 of Longview
  • Gary Dean Tennison, 54 of Henderson

All were booked into the Gregg County Jail.

According to the Texas Penal Code Section 33.021, online solicitation is a felony of the second degree, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, Gregg County District Attorney Investigators, Longview Police Department, Collin County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, FBI and ICE-ERO, supported by agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Highway Patrol and the Texas Ranger Division participated in the arrests.

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