Police: Round Rock man traveled more than 100 miles for underage sex

Emit De La Rosa booking photo (Clifton police photo)
Emit De La Rosa booking photo (Clifton police photo)

CLIFTON, Texas (KXAN) — A Central Texas woman contacted police immediately when a Round Rock man started asking to have sexual relations with her 13-year-old daughter, police said after setting up a sting operation at a park to capture him Tuesday morning.

Clifton police said Emit De La Rosa had met the woman through a dating app. The two talked over social media in hopes of building a relationship but things took a turn when De La Rosa began asking about her home life. When the woman told him about her daughter, De La Rosa began asking her to entice the child to perform sexual acts, police said.

The woman gave her phone and social media login information to investigators who used them to continue communicating with De La Rosa. Officers convinced De La Rosa to meet who he thought was the woman in a public place and she would take him back to her house to meet her daughter.

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police locked down Dahl Park in Clifton, securing the neighborhood and clearing citizens from the area. De La Rosa arrived at the planned 9:30 a.m. meeting, approached a bait vehicle and was taken into custody by police.

De La Rosa was transported to the Bosque County Jail where he was booked and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Human Trafficking.

Scene of De La Rosa's arrest in Clifton park (Clifton police photo)
Scene of De La Rosa’s arrest in Clifton park (Clifton police photo)


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