Austin man arrested in sting targeting online child predators

Austin Bishop
Austin Bishop

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man was arrested in a sting targeting online child predators.

In a joint operation between the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Brenham Police Department, four men were arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor. The agencies said they focused on child predators who utilize the Internet to sexually solicit and then travel with the intent of committing sex crimes against minors.

Austin Bishop, 32, of Austin was arrested along with Timmy Varela, 22, of Bellville; Montreyle Devon McCormick, 24, of Plano; and Chad Christian Clift, 35, of College Station.

Bishop is currently out on bond.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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