8th Person Captured: Operation Sting Leads to the Arrest of Itasca High School Superintendent | wayne dupree

Michael Stevens, 47, was arrested for Internet solicitation of a minor at Itasca High School. It is disturbing that this includes the superintendent of Itasca ISD. He is one of eight people detained by police in connection with the undercover operation.

Stevens was corresponding with an undercover police officer through a social networking app. Stevens was a former coach, manager and assistant manager in numerous districts in Texas. He thought he was talking to a 15-year-old girl.

According to Harris County Constable Alan Rosen, Stevens requested nude photos and film in exchange for sending the investigator pictures of his soldiers.

Rosen said many of Stevens’ images appear to have been taken in his workspace.

Prior to his arrest, Stevens intended to travel to Houston and have sex with the person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.

On June 2, Stevens appeared in court for the first time. While he was asking for $10,000 bond, his attorney was given $100,000 bond.

Along with being subject to random drug testing, having travel restrictions, and prohibiting contact with anyone under the age of 17, he must also comply with several other requirements.

Itasca ISD said on social media that a detective from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department called them and informed them that Stevens had been arrested.

Rosen advised parents to prioritize tracking their children’s internet activities. This undercover operation has shown that there are dangerous predators that care for our young people and can do them great harm.

The board will meet to discuss the situation and decide on the best course of action, according to Itasca ISD.

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