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Euless man accused of soliciting sex online from young girl

WATAUGA — A 48-year-old Euless man is in Watauga police custody after being arrested for allegedly soliciting sex online from a young girl.

Robert Edward Bullwinkle was being held on $75,000 bail, according to a police news release.

A Watauga detective, posing as a girl under 14, was contacted in an internet chat room by Bullwinkle, who repeatedly asked for sex, police said.

After obtaining a warrant, Bullwinkle was arrested Wednesday at his home in Euless.

Online solicitation of a minor under 14 is a second-degree felony punishable by 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Bullwinkle has no criminal history in Tarrant County, according to court records, and does not appear in the state’s sex offender registry.