by Elizabeth Ruiz
A USAA attorney has been arrested and charged with using the internet to sexually solicit a minor.
Forty-four-year-old Robert Michael Bohanek was arrested Saturday by the Texas Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit when he allegedly showed up Saturday for a sexual rendezvous with a 14-year-old girl in Cedar Park, Texas. The "teen" he met online was actually an undercover officer.
Bohanek was taken to Williamson County Jail and was later released after posting $20,000 bond. If convicted of online solicitation of a minor, he'll face two to ten years behind bars and up to a $10,000 fine.
"This is someone who not only chatted with this 14-year-old girl, but also offered to bring articles of clothing for this 14-year-old girl and when he arrived, he had those in his possession," said Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Strickland told 550 KTSA that Bohanek conducted sexually graphic online chats with the person he thought was a teenager.
"This is an individual who very quickly went from making contact with somebody he thought was a 14-year-old online to arranging a meeting," said Strickland.
He says there is no set profile for sexual predators.
" We've arrested individuals who are in law enforcement. We've arrested teachers. We've arrested highly successful businessmen," said Strickland.
Bohanek is a patent attorney at USAA. Monday, he answered his work phone when contacted by 550 KTSA News, but would not comment. He did say he was planning to meet with his attorney Monday afternoon.
USAA confirmed that he is an employee, but would offer no further comment except to say "We are aware of the situation."
Strickland is urging parents to keep close tabs on their children's online activity.
"Get involved with your child's online environment and make sure that you're communicating with your child about the risks that are out there," said Strickland.