Cedar Park man accused of sexually assaulting child he met on Kik

Andrew Glass in an Oct. 11, 2016 mugshot (Cedar Park Police Photo)
Andrew Glass in an Oct. 11, 2016 mugshot (Cedar Park Police Photo)

CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — A man accused of sexual assaulting a child has been arrested by Cedar Park police.

Andrew Glass, 35, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of online solicitation of a minor. According to an arrest affidavit, detectives started looking into Glass when a Cedar Park mom called police in mid-August worried that her 16-year-old daughter had been talking with men on apps.

When police interviewed the victim, she said she used Kik, Meetme and text messaging to talk to the men. After talking to one man, later identified as Glass, on Kik, the victim said she met him in person and had sex with him on two separate occasions in early August. The victim said the suspect knew she was 16 years old.

Using the victim’s Kik account, police conducted an undercover sting to determine the identity of the suspect. When Glass said he wanted to meet up with the victim again, police organized the meet up on Oct. 4 and when he showed up, they arrested him, continued in the affidavit.

Officers say Glass traveled throughout the country as part of his former job in marketing and advertising. Cedar Park police are working with agencies around the country to determine if there are additional victims.

Police ask anyone who might have been a victim or who might have information related to the case to call Cedar Park Detective John Hawkins at 512-260-4648 or email him at john.hawkins@cedarparktexas.gov. You can also send anonymous tips by texting the keyword CPPD and the information to 847411. The department asks that if you do contact them, please reference case number 1608-0390.

Glass remains in the Williamson County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

The police department is encouraging parents to help them fight this kind of crime by regularly talking with their children about online safety and monitoring their actions on social media and on phone apps.

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