AG: Austin man arrested in Victoria child sex crimes operation

Jeffrey Campbell, 29, of Austin, charged with online solicitation of a minor in Victoria (Attorney General's Office Photo)
Jeffrey Campbell, 29, of Austin, charged with online solicitation of a minor in Victoria (Attorney General's Office Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Eight suspects were arrested in Victoria, including a man from Austin, who allegedly used the internet to sexually solicit minors.

Police say Jeffrey Davis Campbell, Jr., 29, of Austin, traveled to Victoria with the intent of committing sex crimes against a minor.

Campbell and seven others were arrested when they arrived at a predetermined meeting location in Victoria.

“Today, we can say the eight individuals who have been arrested no longer pose a threat to the children of Texas,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday. “Unfortunately, the dangers of the world can infiltrate any home via computers, tablets, or even a phone.

The other suspects charged are Joe Angel Lopez, 41, of Victoria; Cedric Rene Ramirez, 18, of Victoria; Mark Edward Lemke, 37, of Victoria; Alfonso Enrique Estraca, 32, of Victoria; Alfredo Serna, Jr., 45, of Port Lavaca; Jeffrey Davis Campbell, Jr., 29, of Austin; Jorge Luis Santillan, 39, of Corpus Christi; and Terry Dewayne Matula, 32, of Bloomington.

For more on cyber safety, visit the Texas attorney general’s website. 

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