SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was sentenced to eight years in prison for sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover police officer he thought was a teenage girl.
Reuben Garcia, 56, was arrested in June 2021 on a charge of online solicitation of a minor with intent to meet for sexual contact.
According to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Garcia sent several sexually explicit communications to whom he believed was a 16-year-old girl named “Bekky” on the message site Mocospace. Garcia made arrangements to meet the girl to have sex with her. The meet-up with “Bekky” ended up being a San Antonio police officer.
Garcia pled guilty to the charge on Monday in the 186th District Court and was sentenced. He must register as a sex offender for 10 years.
Bexar County DA Joe Gonzales said this case should serve as a reminder to parents about knowing who their child is communicating with on their cellphone.