Authorities arrest suspected sexual predator

A Lakeway man was arrested Aug. 7 after authorities accuse him of going online to solicit sexual favors from minors in the Dripping Springs area.

Luann Fabric Campos Leao Hida, 24, of Lakeway, was booked into the Hays County Jail on two charges of online solicitation of a minor, both third-degree felonies, along with purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor, which is a Class A misdemeanor. According to a Hays County press release, additional charges are pending in the case.

Authorities began an investigation involving a man who allegedly provided vape pens, vape oil and alcohol to teenage boys in the Dripping Springs area.

Reports from the investigation included online solicitation by the man for sexual favors from the children, according to the release.

On Aug. 7, detectives arrested the suspect, later identified as Hida, and conducted searches of his residence, family home and vehicles.

Authorities believe Hida engaged in this activity repeatedly in the Dripping Springs area, as well as in Travis and Williamson counties.

An investigation into the case is ongoing. Although the case involves a sensitive topic, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging anyone who might be a potential victim to come forward.

Hida has been known to drive a 2010 silver BMW 300 and a 2008 black Jeep Liberty when meeting his victims, according to the release.

According to authorities, Luann Fabric Campos Leao Hida has been known to drive the vehicles pictured above. (Photos courtesy of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office)

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512.393.7814.

Hida is being held without bond for the two felony charges, according to Hays County Jail records.

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