WARNING: The details of this investigation are very disturbing........
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Two children who were being preyed upon by their mother's boyfriend are safe after undercover officers serving as decoys lured the man to a motel room, promising to participate in an evening of sex with a 1-year-old.
Enrique Roberto Velez, 36, has been taken off the street and charged with sexual performance of a child.
Investigators with the Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, HPD Human Tracking and Vice, Homeland Security and several other agencies participated in a nationwide initiative targeting underage human trafficking and child exploitation.
On Oct. 13, investigators were monitoring an online chat group caled "North Houston Incest 2" on a KIK social media app. Investigators created an online persona, "Amanda," claiming to be the single mother of an 8-year-old girl named Molly.
According to court documents, at 3:24 p.m., Velez — who was using the screen name "LonelyWolf2339 — reached out to Amanda. During their conversation, Amanda told Velez that she gave birth to her daughter when she was only 15 years old, to which he replied "that's so hot." He then told Amanda he was getting sexually aroused.
Velez went on to tell Amanda that he had a girlfriend who had two young children; a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old. He said his girlfriend was constantly out of the country working and he would be left to care for the kids. Velez stated his desire to have inappropriate contact with the 5-year-old boy.
Velez allegedly told Amanda he was looking for someone who is "active." Investigators explained that "active" refers to adults who engage in sexual contact with children. Velez then asked Amanda is the two could set up a "play date at a motel room," according to court documents.
Velez told Amanda that he did not want to bring the older child because he was afraid he would talk, but he could bring the 1-year-old for them. He said he would have no problem leaving the 5-year-old at home because once the boy is asleep, he does not wake up.
Investigators called Velez on the phone and recorded their conversation.
Velez allegedly detailed the specific sex acts he wanted to perform with the 1-year-old and Amanda's 8-year-old daughter. To prove to Amanda that he was serious, he sent two pictures of the 5-year-old naked in the shower. The photos were taken on his camera phone with the KIK application and sent through the thread.
Investigators, still using the persona of Amanda, agreed to meet Velez at a motel room in Stafford, Texas.
When he arrived, he learned that there was no "Amanda" and he came face-to-face with authorities, who took him into custody.
The Houston Fire Department was immediately sent to the children's home and forced entry. They found the 5-year-old had been left alone, but he was still asleep.
The children were placed in the care of Children's Protective Services until the mother could be reached.
The mother was shown the naked pictures of the boy in the shower, and confirmed he was her son. She also confirmed the photos were taken at the home she shared with Velez.
Charges were filed against Velez and he was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail with no bond.