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4 Arrested After Online Solicitation of a Minor Operation

4 men are behind bars after online solicitation of a minor.

On January 7th, the Special Victims Unit of the Amarillo Police Department conducted an Online Sting Operation within the city limits of Amarillo targeting online predators in search of underage females.

During the operation, James Hayes, Christopher Quintana, Darrin Barnett, and Garrett Simpson, were all arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor and booked into Potter County Jail.

One of the men was a City of Amarillo employee which the City said, “The City of Amarillo holds its employees to the highest standards of public service and fully supports the APD investigation into this matter. As this investigation is ongoing, COA is not able to comment further on this matter.”

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