Sex offender faces solicitation of minor charge

March 17, 2011 5:17:17 PM PDT
A convicted sex offender is behind bars on accusations he solicited sex from an underage teen through text messages.

Jean Pierre Mireau, 35, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, according to a Harris County probable cause document.

Authorities allege that Mireau had agreed to meet and engage in sexual contact with a girl he believed to be younger than 17. The two allegedly were communicating through text messaging.

His bond has been set at $20,000.

Mireau was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in June 2001.