SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo man was sentenced to prison Wednesday morning after he was caught attempting to prey on children online.
According to court documents, on Sep. 15, Corey Scott, 34, of San Angelo, pleaded guilty to online solicitation of a minor.
It began on Nov. 5, 2020, the Texas Department of Public Safety began a child predator hunt on a social media site by using a fake profile staged as a teenager.
That day a profile titled "Cj" appeared in the DPS's inbox. The fake profile told "Cj" that the person he was talking to was a minor. In the messages "Cj" elevated the communication by expressing to the fake account that he wanted sex.
The following day the conversation heated up even more after "Cj" set up a time and location for a date. But before he went to the spot, "Cj" sent a photo of his erect genitals under his boxers.
"Cj" then walked to the meet up spot and was met by a special agent with the Texas DPS. "Cj" was then identified as Cory James Scott.
When asked about the incident, Scott admitted to knowing that the girl he was trying to meet was a 15-year-old.
Scott was then arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor. He was booked into the Tom Green County Detention Facility on Nov. 6, 2020 and was released on Dec. 14 after posting a $50,000 bond.
"Cj" was indicted for the crime on Jan. 7 and on Sep. 15 was sentenced to three years in a Texas prison. Following his release he will have to register as a sex offender annually for the rest of his life.