Texas Police Chief Accused of Sex With Underage Girl

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A Starr County grand jury has indicted the police chief of the small South Texas town of La Grulla on a charge of soliciting sex from a minor.

According to the indictment released Thursday, the grand jury believes Alfredo Hernandez tried to talk a girl younger than 17 years of age into having sex with him last month.

Hernandez was booked into the Starr County Jail on Thursday and released on $5,000 bond.

District attorney's investigator Carlos Delgado said the girl had complained about the incident and it was forwarded to law enforcement.

Hernandez was unavailable at the La Grulla police department, which referred calls to Mayor Oscar Gonzalez. The mayor did not immediately return a call for comment.