Man linked to law enforcement charged with solicitation of a minor

Minnesota investigators caught suspect in sting operation online

David Ray Noble
David Ray Noble (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man linked to law enforcement was arrested after officials received a tip from several states away.

Investigators in Minnesota said they caught David Ray Noble, 38, in a sting operation online.

Noble is charged with online solicitation of a minor.

According to an affidavit, a detective in Minnesota posed as a 15-year-old girl and chatted with Noble, who identified himself as a police officer.

Documents say Noble provided information about becoming a cop, stating “make good grades, stay in school and don’t do drugs.”

Investigators said he was later found with a valid TCOLE license in San Antonio as a police officer.

The affidavit states that Noble gave out his phone number to the girl he believed he was talking to, which ultimately led to his arrest.

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