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By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A man from The Woodlands has been accused of traveling to San Antonio to have sex with what he believed was a 15-year-old girl and charged with online solicitation.

The man was apart of a sting operation by authorities and the “teenage female” was in fact a San Antonio Police Department Vice detective.

Mohommed Rafiq, 59, began communicating with who he thought was a teen from San Antonio. Instead, the vice detective was responding to all of Rafiq’s alleged messages and inquiries for sex.

After Rafiq finished his communication with the detective posing as a 15-year-old San Antonio teen, he allegedly drove to an undisclosed location in San Antonio Wednesday afternoon to meet with the teen for a sexual encounter.

While authorities are familiar with the crime of online solicitation and nabbing individuals suspected of wanting sex with a minor, they found two factors unusual about the case involving Rafiq: 1.) his age and 2.) the distance he traveled to allegedly have sex with a teenager.

Officer Matthew Porter from the San Antonio Police Department stated that the case involving Mohommed Rafiq should serve as a warning for those considering soliciting a minor online for a sexual relationship or encounter.

Rafiq was booked into the Bexar County jail late Thursday morning with bond set at $20,000.

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