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Itasca Superintendent, Waco man among 7 arrested in online solicitation of minor sting

When the Waco man was apprehended, they found 60 pairs of used girls' underwear in his backpack, Constable Alan Rosen said.

HOUSTON — A 41-year-old from Waco was arrested last Friday by Harris County Precinct 1 after he traveled all the way to Houston expecting sex acts from a minor, according to Constable Alan Rosen.

When the man was apprehended, they found 60 pairs of used girls' underwear in his backpack, Rosen said.

Rosen said that instead of a minor, the man was met by undercover officers operating the sting. He, along with six others, were charged with online solicitation of a minor.

One of the others arrested included Michael Stevens, the Superintendent of Schools in Itasca, Rosen said. Stevens appeared to have sent undercover officers nude photos of himself from his school office, Rosen added.

Itasca ISD released a statement shortly after news of Stevens' arrest. In part, they said, "Until more facts are confirmed, no further information can be shared."

The Board of Trustees for Itasca ISD plans to meet on June 5 to discuss what action to take toward Stevens.

Meanwhile, Precinct 1 has reached out to the Waco Police Department and McLennan County Sheriff's Office to see if the Waco man who was arrested is responsible for other crimes.

"These cases should be a wake-up call for parents," Rosen said. "You must know what your children are doing online... We can't do it alone."

BREAKING NEWS - Superintendent of Schools arrested today along with 6 other adults by Constable Alan Rosen’s Office and the Humble Police Department - for Online Solicitation of a Minor. Michael Stevens (47yo) is the Itasca ISD superintendent, and former coach, principal and assistant principal in various districts around the state. “You must make it a priority to know what your children are doing online,” Constable Rosen said. “As you can see by this sting operation, there are dangerous predators out there grooming our children and can cause great harm.”Stevens was planning to come to Houston and engage in sex acts with a person he thought was a 15-year-old female. He sent life photos of himself to an undercover investigator. Thanks to all our law endowment partners who helped with this Internet Crimes Against Children initiative. Humble Police Department Humble ISD Houston Police Department Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Harris County Sheriff's Office Harris County District Attorney's Office Texas City Police Department Spring ISD Police Department/Emergency Management and School Safety Montgomery County Pct. 2 Constable Missouri City Police Department FBI - Houston Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association Roman Forest Police Department Conroe Police Department, Texas Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office @fort bend county district attorney’s office ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION OR CONCERNS ABOUT THESE SUSPECTS ARE URGED TO CALL PCT ONE AT 713-755-7571

Posted by Office of Constable Alan Rosen, Harris County Constable Precinct 1 on Thursday, June 1, 2023

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