A 14-year-old girl confessed to police that she posted photos of herself of Facebook and other online sites in order to solicit clients who wanted sex for money.
The girl, who is an illegal immigrant, has led to the arrest of three men by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Pharr police. The men, who solicited the girl’s services after receiving explicit pictures through the internet and through phone, were also illegal immigrants.
The teen came to police with her mother only after believing she may have contracted a sexual disease.
Federal and local authorities continue to investigate how many other men solicited the teen for sex, and also if there are any other girls that may have also been soliciting sex.
The girl was taken into custody and is currently receiving medical treatment.
While in possession of the girl’s cell phone, authorities said it received several text messages from unknown men. On April 24, an officer responded to one of the messages reiterating the girl’s age to discourage the unknown man. Not caring about her age, the man continued discussing a price to have sex with the girl.
It was then that agents arrested the man, later identified as Teofanes Sale Campos (40) in the location he expected to meet the girl. The other men, Jose Luis Garcia Saldivar (28) and Esteban Lucio (42), were arrested in a similar manner.