Olney teens trap alleged sex offender on Snapchat

Olney teens trap alleged sex offender on Snapchat

Two Olney teens set a trap on social media for a Wichita Falls man who allegedly tried to pick up their 16-year-old friend repeatedly at Bomber’s Burgers, handing police the evidence that led to his arrest, according to a May 8 affidavit.

Police arrested Trevor Carr Forbis, 24, in Wichita Falls on May 9 on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. He was released on May 10 on a $75,000 bond, police and jail records said.

A 16-year-old female employee at Bombers told police that Mr. Forbis was a regular at Bomber’s “and has always been overly friendly to her,” an affidavit by Olney Police Sgt. Dustin Hudson said.

On April 29, Mr. Forbis came through the drive-through window, and handed the girl a paper with his Snapchat username on it after she handed him his order, the affidavit said.

“[She] thought it was creepy, so she threw it in the trash. Then [she] retrieved it from the trash and gave it to her coworkers,” the affidavit said. The names of the three teenagers are being withheld to protect against possible retaliation, Olney Police Chief Dan Birbeck said.

The two boys created a Snapchat account posing as their female co-worker and drew Forbis into an online conversation that quickly turned sexual, the affidavit said. “In the conversation, Forbis texts that he is twenty-nine years old, and [the boys] respond that she is sixteen but will be seventeen in a couple of months,” the affidavit said.

Mr. Forbis asked the “girl” to send him nude photos, and sent a photo of his genitalia, the affidavit states. He also made arrangements to take the “girl” to Olney Lake or Johnson Road, the affidavit said.

The two teens turned over screenshots of the conversations to Olney police who executed an arrest warrant with the help of Wichita Falls police as Mr. Forbis left work at Sheppard Air Force Base, Chief Birbeck said.