Man charged with online solicitation of a minor after allegedly trying to meet up with underage girl

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 31-year-old man in Harris County is out on bond after he allegedly planned to meet a minor at a hotel last week.

The Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 1 announced Eduardo Ramirez Lepe's arrest on Friday, May 31.

Deputies said Lepe planned to meet someone he believed to be a female minor to engage in sex acts, but the minor was an undercover officer he met on a social media app.

When Lepe arrived to meet up with the minor, authorities said he had flowers and a loaded handgun with him. He was booked into the Harris County Jail on a felony charge of solicitation of a minor.

Lepe is currently out on a $40,000 bond.