Big Country man arrested for solicitation of minor, law officers

Big Country man arrested for solicitation of minor, law officers searching for possible victims

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Baize, photo from Taylor County Baize, photo from Taylor County

A Stamford man is out of jail after he was arrested for online solicitation of a minor.

Lubbock Police say he's not named in any cases here. But Abilene detectives are looking for any victims, even some who may be outside the Big Country.

FBI agents and state troopers arrested Russell Baize, 63, last week in a cyber-crimes sting. They report he and three others were committing crimes against children, including prostitution. Investigators say he targeted underage girls online. They say he was active in the livestock circuit, specifically pig-showing throughout the region.

If you have any reason to believe your children may have been targeted, contact Abilene Police

Stamford is north of Abilene, east of Snyder.

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