Three illegal immigrants arrested during search for child sex crime suspect in Abilene

Three illegal immigrants arrested during search for child sex crime suspect in Abilene

Three illegal immigrants were arrested during a search for a child sex crime suspect in Abilene, Texas.

The suspects Juan Flores. 44, Enrique Rosales, 26, and Oscar Flores, 30, were taken into custody on immigration charges after a search warrant was executed at home in north Abilene.

Officers, the FBI and Homeland Security, were all “looking for evidence pertaining to a sexual assault of a minor that was committed by an [undocumented] immigrant from Mexico,” according to a press release from the Police Department in Abilene. 

The press release says evidence was collected and the suspect responsible for the sexual assault of a child has been identified.

Public Information Coordinator for the Abilene Police Department Rick Tomlin said, ”On December 27th, of 2018, 60-year-old Billy Sherman of Abilene, Texas was arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor.”

Authorities say that while investigating the rape of an underage minor they were led to the execution of a search warrant inside of an Abilene residence. Which also led them to the arrest of the three illegals.

The minor Sherman was trying to groom into obtaining child pornographic images and videos from was a male high school student in Abilene, the Police Department said. 

The statement on the Abilene Police Department website reads:


On December 27, 2018, 60 year old Billy Sherman of Abilene Texas was arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor. Detectives with Abilene Police Departments Cyber and Fraud Units assisted Dublin Police Department by executing a search and arrest warrant for Billy Sherman at his north Abilene apartment.

On December 28th, 2018, Detectives with the Abilene Police Department’s Cyber and Fraud units were assisted by FBI and Homeland Security on a search warrant.

The search warrant was conducted on a north Abilene residence looking for evidence pertaining to a sexual assault of a minor that was committed by an illegal immigrant from Mexico. The search warrant resulted in the collection of evidence, and the arrest of 3 illegal immigrants.

The suspect of the sexual assault was identified and a warrant for his arrest with this charge is forthcoming. Other charges are being considered for other persons who had knowledge of the sexual assault and were present in the home.

All suspects are currently being held at the Taylor County Jail.

According to KRBC , the child victim is an adopted minor from Abilene who was attempting to locate his biological parents when he first contacted Sherman on Facebook. The child says that Sherman was listed as a “friend” of his coworkers. 

During the call, Billy Sherman allegedly discussed “his family member’s penis sizes” with the minor child, which led to the boy telling his foster father about the incident.

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