Texas Mayor, Teacher Arrested for Soliciting Child Online

Last Updated on June 21, 2022

Matt McIlravy, who was recently elected Mayor of Point Pilot, Texas, was arrested for online solicitation of a child, according to KTVT-TV. The mayor, who is also a teacher, has been charged with a second-degree felony.

The 42-year-old was arrested on June 21 as a result of an undercover operation conducted by the Dallas Police Department. Point Pilot is located north of Dallas.

Law enforcement officials said their ongoing investigation revealed other communications with minors who have not been identified at this time, KTVT-TV reported.

The small-town Texas mayor is a married father of two boys that works as a design engineer and also serves as a men’s prayer meeting leader, the New York Post reported. His city government profile has since been scrubbed.

He was elected mayor of the town of roughly 4,000 this past May. The Point Pilot mayor does not have a listed political affiliation on his campaign Facebook page.

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