A West man was arrested Thursday morning after he made contact with an online profile of a 16-year-old girl that was being monitored by undercover officers, Woodway Department of Public Safety Director Yost Zakhary said.
Kevin James Dudik, 43, was arrested after Dudik began to send sexually explicit messages to a social media account that he believed belonged to a 16-year-old girl earlier this week. Zakhary said the account was actually controlled by an undercover Woodway detective who continued to pose as the underage girl.
Dudik was made aware of the girl's age and acknowledged that the sexual explicit conversations could get him in trouble, Zakhary said. He allegedly requested pictures from the girl before asking to meet at a location in Woodway.
Officers stopped Dudik when he arrived at the meeting location and arrested him without incident. During the arrest, officers found a usable amount of marijuana on him and learned he was driving with an invalid license.
Dudik was arrested on a second-degree felony charge of online solicitation of a minor and two Class B misdemeanors of possession of marijuana and driving with an invalid license. He was also being held on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support.
He remained in McLennan County Jail on Thursday afternoon. Bond information was not immediately available.