HOUSTON – A judge set a bond of $100K for a Texas superintendent after authorities say he planned to visit Houston to meet a teen girl to solicit sex.
Michael Stevens, a superintendent at Itasca Independent School District, was charged with online solicitation of a minor. He was arrested as part of a sting operation conducted by the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office.
According to investigators, Stevens, who is married, was a former coach, principal and assistant principal at various school districts across Texas.
Disturbing details were revealed during court alleging that Stevens began chatting with who he thought was a 15-year-old girl, which was later revealed to be an undercover detective, on an app and sent inappropriate photos to her.
Court documents revealed some of the conversation that took place between Stevens and the undercover detective.
The documents state Stevens asked the undercover officer her age, to which she replied that she was 15-years-old.
Stevens replied, “Am I too old for you?”, So you’re OK with my age?”
The conversation continued, becoming more and more explicit. Stevens also sent explicit photos to the investigator.
Some of the photos were reportedly taken at his work office.
Officials said he reached out to another detective, also posing as a 16-year-old girl in April.
Because Stevens worked around children, detectives issued a warning to parents that there could be more victims. Parents who may have concerns are encouraged to contact Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office at 713-755-7571.