ROCKWALL, Texas - A Keller ISD teacher’s aide was arrested after he was caught in a child predator sting in Rockwall.
Jeffrey Miller worked as a teacher's aide in the Physical Education Department at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School and was fired shortly after the news came out.
The Attorney General's Office says the sting was its fifth operation they've done so far this year. The sting resulted in the arrests of eight men, between the 21 and 52, as part of the undercover operation targeting people who solicit minors for sex online.
These men came from all across the metroplex and all believed they were going to be meeting with a 14-year-old girl, according to court records. The Attorney General's Office says they used popular apps like Kik, Whisper and Craigslist.
The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office provided the workspace for the 18 agents and staff that took part in the sting.
In a statement about Miller’s arrest, Keller ISD said, “The offense did not occur at school or involved KISD students. A review of the individual's employment file, references and background checks reveal no prior concerns.”
The Attorney General’s Exploitation Unit proactively seeks out arrests for predators who commit crimes against children using the latest technology in online sources. They say a sting like this should be a teaching moment for parents and teachers alike to know exactly what their kids are doing when they're online.
The other men that were arrested in the sting were:
- Ashvin Ranpariya, 34
- Cody Elvis Wayne Summers, 27
- Justin Reis Mayer, 33
- Ryan Dale Trahan, 21
- Terry Allen Ford, 51
- Jonathan Rangel Salazar, 21
- Ryan Scott Magby, 27