Man to serve 5 years for propositioning minor online in Gregg County

Man to serve 5 years for propositioning minor online in Gregg County
John Ren Crisp will serve 5 years in his plea deal. (Source: Gregg County Judicial Records)

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Cleburn man who was arrested in 2020 and booked into the Gregg County Jail.

John Ren Crisp, 50, in a plea agreement reached on Wednesday, was sentenced to serve five years in prison for online solicitation of a minor, according to Gregg County judicial records.

Investigators said that Crisp logged into a website to chat with a minor on more than one occasion in 2019. He began chatting with a person posing as a 15-year-old. The arrest affidavit stated that Crisp asked for pictures from, and sent inappropriate pictures of himself to, the “minor,” who was actually a DPS peace officer working as a special agent in the Criminal Investigation Division.

According to the affidavit, Crisp also tried to make arrangements to meet the minor in person.

Instead, he was arrested on Dec. 9 and booked into the Gregg County Jail. He was released the same day.

On Wednesday, April 7, a plea agreement was reached, according to Gregg County judicial records. He has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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