Texas attorney general’s Child Exploitation Unit arrests 8 child predators

Eight men were arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor, in a joint operation between the Texas Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office.

The men in custody are:

  • Ashvin Ranpariya, 34, of Murphy. Ranpariya admitted to talking to a person he thought was a 15-year-old female online and traveling to Rockwall to meet her for sex;
  • Cody Elvis Wayne Summers, 27, of Royse City. Summers confessed to texting a person he thought was a 14-year-old female and traveling to Rockwall to meet her for deviant sex;
  • Justin Ries Mayer, 33, of Denton, told investigators he was in Rockwall to meet someone he had met online. He declined to be interviewed by authorities;
  • Ryan Dale Trahan, 21, of Dallas, confessed to communicating with a person he believed was a 14-year-old female and traveling to Rockwall to have sex with her;
  • Terry Allen Ford, 51, of Prosper, confessed to communicating with a person he thought was a 14-year-old female and traveling to Rockwall to meet her for deviant sex. Ford told investigators he thought he was communicating with an adult pretending to be a child;
  • Jonathan Rangel Salazar, 21, of Rockwall, admitted to communicating with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl and traveled to Rockwall to meet her for deviant sex;
  • Ryan Scott Magby, 27, of Arlington, fled from authorities in his vehicle when they tried to arrest him. Arrest warrants for online solicitation of a minor and evading arrest were issued and he was arrested at his place of employment in Irving on Oct. 21. He declined to be interviewed and was taken to the Rockwall County Jail; and
  • Jeffrey Scott Miller, 52, of Keller, confessed to having a sexually-explicit conversation

Online solicitation of a minor is a second-degree felony punishable by two-20 years in prison.

All eight were arrested as part of an undercover operation targeting predators who solicit sex from minors online. Investigators, posing as children, were solicited for sex by all eight men. Each of the men traveled to a predetermined location where they expected to engage in sexual conduct with a child.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The Child Exploitation Unit proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.