McAllen police arrested a local man Monday accused of trying to meet and engage in sexual acts with someone he believed was 15, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Using the anonymous social media application Whisper, Ricardo Dario Ramos sent a message to “TX Gina,” using the handle “Instanity_Jack,” asking if she needed a ride and inquiring about her age.
TX Gina wrote that she was 15, but TX Gina was actually a McAllen detective, according to the affidavit.
“Want to get pregnant?” Ramos replied, according to police.
After chatting, they agreed to meet at an apartment in the 2400 block of West La Vista Avenue. Officers waited at the complex and Ramos messaged TX Gina to come outside to his white truck. McAllen police approached Ramos, according to the documents.
Police verified he was Instanity_Jack by comparing a tattoo on his right arm to those in a photograph he sent to TX Gina. They found a loaded .22-caliber handgun and three cellphones in the vehicle, the report states.
Ramos was charged with third degree felony of online solicitation of minor and class A misdemeanor unlawfully carrying a weapon. If convicted, Ramos faces three to 11 years imprisonment and fines up to $14,000 for both crimes.