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Arlington Man Convicted for the Attempted Enticement of a Minor

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

FORT WORTH — Following a three-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, a federal jury has convicted Marquis Konrad Streaty, 32, of Arlington, Texas, of the attempted enticement of an individual Streaty believed to be a 13-year-old female, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Streaty was convicted yesterday on one count of enticement of a child. The offense carries a penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison. Sentencing is set for September 5, 2017.

The government presented evidence at trial that on March 2, 2017, through March 9, 2017, Streaty attempted to persuade, induce, and entice a person who had not attained the age of eighteen years, to engage in sexual activity.


On March 2, 2017, Streaty posted an advertisement to an Internet message board website in a section that is commonly used to solicit sexual activity. 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 law enforcement special agent working in an undercover capacity replied to the message asking if Streaty “had any hangups with age.” The agent also stated “Ive got a stepdaughter who likes to play and might be up for a new friend.” Streaty replied “No I don't have any hung ups on age” and “I am interested.” The agent proceeds to tell 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 undercover agent and Streaty continued to email and eventually begin to communicate via text messages. In these communications they discussed meeting during the purported minor’s spring break from school, what kind of sexually explicit acts would take place and the purported minor’s sexual preferences. In a later communication Streaty and the purported stepfather agreed to meet at a Inn and Suites located along Interstate 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. Streaty also agreed to split the cost of the hotel room with the stepfather.


On March 9, 2017 Streaty traveled from his residence in Arlington, Texas, to the Inn and Suites hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon Streaty’s arrival at the hotel, Streaty was intercepted by law enforcement and placed under arrest.


The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Tarrant County Criminal District’s Office, Digital Forensic and Technical Services Division, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nancy Larson and Megan Fahey prosecuted.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated May 25, 2017

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