An Arlington man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for planning and discussing a sexual getaway involving a 13-year-old girl with a person he believed was the girl’s stepfather but was actually a federal agent.
On March 2, Marquis Konrad Streaty, 32, posted an advertisement to an internet message board in a section that is commonly used to solicit sexual activity, a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Part of the advertisement stated, “Just a VERY, VERY discreet early 30’s attractive black male here just looking for a family with a kinky side.”
A federal agent working undercover replied to the message asking if Streaty had “any hangups with age.” The agent also stated, “I’ve got a stepdaughter who likes to play and might be up for a new friend,” the news release said.
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Streaty replied, “No I don't have any hung ups on age” and “I am interested.” The agent told Streaty “And she is 13, so I get it if that’s too young for you.” Streaty replied, “I am interested in meeting her and you.”
The agent and Streaty eventually began to communicate via text messages. They discussed meeting during the fictitious minor’s spring break from school, what kind of sex acts would take place and the minor’s sexual preferences.
In a later communication Streaty and the purported stepfather agreed to meet at a hotel located along Interstate 30 in Fort Worth. Streaty also agreed to split the cost of the hotel room with the stepfather.
On March 9, Streaty traveled from his residence in Arlington to the hotel in Fort Worth. When Streaty got to the hotel he was arrested.
A 14-year-old victim of kidnapping and sex trafficking reads a poem she wrote about her struggle to survive and overcome. (video by Jared L. Christopher)
This is raw video footage provided by the FBI from Operation Cross Country IX actions in Alexandria, Va., and Jackson, Miss., last week. Operation Cross Country is a week-long, FBI-led enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. Video courtesy of FBI.gov