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San Antonio man caught trying to entice 14-year-old girl for sex at Lackland Air Force Base

The main entrance to the Quadrangle April 11, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, built by George Henry Griebel, is the oldest structure on the base and was originally a supply depot. The Quadrangle now serves as the headquarters for U.S. Army North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A 27-year-old San Antonio man was convicted Thursday by a federal jury for trying to entice a minor to have sex with him on a military base and trying to send obscene material to a minor.

Federal prosecutors said Reynaldo Salinas was using a messaging app in September 2017 to try to entice who he thought was a 14-year-old girl living at Fort Sam Houston to engage in sexual activity with him.  Some of those messages included a nude photo of himself.

About a month later, Salinas went to meet up with this underage girl at Lackland Air Force Base to have sex.  Salinas had access to the base as a non-active member of the Texas Army National Guard.

Turned out the girl he was talking to was actually an undercover agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Salinas was convicted by a federal jury Thursday.  He could face ten years to life in federal prison for the enticement charge and up to ten years for his dirty photo when he is sentenced in September.


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