Lakeway man arrested for soliciting sex from Dripping Springs minors

A Lakeway man was arrested Aug. 7 after authorities accused 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.

According to an arrest affidavit magistrated by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith, authorities began an investigation into the case July 18.

Authorities received a report of a man, who went by “The Loter”, who allegedly was furnishing vape pens, vape oil and alcohol to teenage boys in the Dripping Springs area.

The Loter, later identified as Hida, communicated with two minors via Snapchat to sell the electronic tobacco products.

During the course of the communication, the victims told authorities Hida allegedly solicited oral sex acts for money and vape products via Snapchat.

According to the affidavit, a separate investigation had been conducted by Travis County Sheriff’s Office school resource officers (SROs) regarding allegations of Hida providing alcohol and vape products to juveniles, as well as asking minors for nude photos.

On Aug. 7, detectives arrested Hida and conducted searches of his residence, family home and vehicles. Authorities believe Hida has engaged in similar activity 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 has knowledge about the case to call 512-393-7814.

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.

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

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