The Galveston and La Marque police departments arrested five men in a federally sponsored operation to find suspected child predators, detective Derek Gaspard said.

The men were each charged with online solicitation of a minor after the departments ended their three-day operation in July, Gaspard said.

The police departments worked with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, as well as the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, the Pearland Police Department, Houston Metro Internet Crimes against Children, and the Webster Police Department.

Three of the men live in the county, and the other two traveled from Conroe and Cleveland, Texas.

Bond for Sean Christopher Davis, 28, of Texas City, was set at $30,000. Bond for Kennith Dale Cooper, 37, of Galveston, was set at $40,000.

Bond for Xavier Lynnal Young, 27, of Galveston, was set at $75,000. Bond for Epifanio Jimenez, 37, of Conroe, was set at $80,000, and bond for Juan Gomez Alvarado, 20, of Cleveland, Texas was set at $80,000.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter at @sam_kett


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