75-Year-Old And Eight Other Men Busted In Houston Area Sex Sting

Kelli Wiese
March 26, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Harris County Sheriffs Office

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HOUSTON (1080 KRLD) - Nine men in Harris County thought they were meeting teens for sex. It turns out they were really reaching out to undercover officers and deputies.

Deputies arrested 75-year-old Williard Billings who chatted on line with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl. He took a bus and then used a motorized scooter to meet the girl for sex.

Harris County Precinct One Constable Deputies arrested him. They say he admitted his phone contained child porn.

Another busted man is a former minor league baseball player. Investigators say Michael Schurz worked with children as a baseball instructor. Harris County Precinct One Constable Deputies and the joint Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led by Precinct One worked together to stop child predators.

As far as punishment, investigators say these if these men are convicted they could face a sentence ranging from probation up to 20 years in prison.