On Monday, a Lamar County jury convicted Brady Allan Goss of Online Solicitation of a Minor, according to First Assistant District Attorney Benjamin I. Kaminar.
“The defendant used the Facebook Messenger app to contact someone he believed was a 14-year old girl. Over the course of several conversations, he repeatedly discussed meeting for sex and described specific sexual acts he desired from her,” Kaminar said. “Unknown to the defendant, Oklahoma law enforcement had control of the Facebook account and conducted a sting operation in partnership with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office. The defendant was captured at the meetup location and confessed to the offense.”
After hearing evidence about the defendant’s prior prison sentences for molesting a 12-year old girl and for failing to register as a sex offender, as well as his assaults on an inmate in the county jail and a Lamar County detention officer, the jury sentenced Goss to 99 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
“A 99 year sentence sends a strong message that preying upon children will not be tolerated by the citizens of Lamar County,” said Assistant District Attorney Kelsey Doty. “Lamar County is safer today thanks to this jury’s verdict.”
Lamar County District Attorney Gary Young stated “The jury recognized that predators like Goss have no place in our community. We appreciate the close cooperation between our Sheriff’s Office and the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Office in this case. The people of Lamar County should be proud of their law enforcement officers and jury for bringing Goss to justice.”