A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of a Waco man who allegedly solicited teenage girls for sex through online communications, an arrest affidavit states.

David Gonzalez-Estrada, 31, was arrested Monday morning after McLennan County Sheriff's Office investigators received a cyber tip from NCMEC in July. The tip claimed Gonzalez-Estrada had been speaking to an underage girl on Facebook in an attempt to solicit teenage girls for sexual acts.

Investigators saw one online conversation where Gonzalez-Estrada was talking to a girl who he believed was 16 years old. Gonzalez-Estrada requested nude photographs from the girl and sent sexually explicit messages to the girl, the affidavit states.

In another conversation with a different 16-year-old girl, Gonzalez-Estrada continued to have explicit conversations with the girl and was provided nude photographs. The affidavit states Gonzalez-Estrada was using electronic devices to solicit girls since mid-April 2017.  

Investigators obtained a subpoena for the IP address used by Gonzalez-Estrada. The affidavit states that Gonzalez-Estrada used a computer at his mother's house and executed a search warrant for evidence connected to the alleged crimes.

Gonzalez-Estrada was arrested on a third-degree felony charge of online solicitation of a minor and was taken to McLennan County Jail. He later posted a bond listed at $5,000 and was released Monday afternoon.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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