In a coordinated effort by multiple law enforcement agencies, a joint operation targeting crimes against children was executed in Rains County on September 8, 2023. The operation resulted in the arrest of a 53-year-old Dallas man who now faces charges under the Texas Penal Code.
The agencies involved in this extensive operation included:
- Rains County Sheriff
- Rains County CID (Crimes Against Children)
- Rains County Patrol
- Caddo Mills Police Department
- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) - Wood County
- Texas DPS CID
- Office of Inspector General
- Office of Attorney General
The primary focus of the operation was to combat online solicitation of minors, a serious crime that poses a significant threat to the safety of children in the digital age. As a result of their efforts, the joint operation led to the arrest of 53-year-old Christian Paul Castillo, a resident of Dallas.
Following his arrest, Christian Paul Castillo was taken into custody, and a bond of $300,000.00 was set. However, it has been reported that he has since bonded out.
The investigation is ongoing.