A Harker Heights man faces serious charges after being arrested in a child sex solicitation sting in Hamilton County.

According to a Facebook post by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, 34-year-old Shane Edward Pagel was arrested at approximately 12:15 AM Wednesday in the 1100 block of East Main Street in Hamilton.

Pagel has been charged with online solicitation of a minor for sexual conduct - a second-degree felony. Jail records did not indicate that Pagel was in custody at the time this article was drafted.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department said Pagel's arrest was part of an ongoing operation by their Criminal Investigation Unit.

Note: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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