ABILENE, Texas — Two Abilene men have been arrested on child sex crimes following an ongoing investigation at an Abilene residence, the Abilene Police Department announced.
the investigation began on Sunday, March 10, 2019, when the Abilene Police Department's Cyber Crimes Unit was called to the residence in the 1200 block of Peach Street to investigate a possible online solicitation of a minor.
Investigators say it was determined 17-year-old Alex Tucker allegedly had sexual contact with a young child. He was arrested and charged with indecency with a child, a second-degree felony.
"This investigation is still ongoing in regards to other child exploitation offenses that may have been committed by Tucker," stated the department.
The next day, the Abilene Police Department announced, in furtherance of the child exploitation investigation, the arrest of 21-year-old Santos Ezekiel Martinez for sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.
The charges against Martinez stem from an incident in the summer of 2017 in Abilene involving a 15-year-old female, according to police.
Additionally, police say Martinez was charged with indecency with a child in connection with an incident that reportedly occured in Jones County.
"The Cyber Crimes unit wants to remind parents that child sexual predators are still using common social media apps to target your children," stated the department. "Parents need to monitor children’s use of these applications."