Texas Child Protective Services worker sought out children for sex, police say

Texas Child Protective Services worker sought out children for sex, police say

Adrian Martinez was arrested Tuesday by authorities.

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas man employed by Child Protective Services in Fort Worth was arrested Tuesday for soliciting children for sex, the Star-Telegram reported.

Adrian Martinez, 44, of Saginaw was charged with online solicitation of a child.

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A spokeswoman Thursday confirmed that Martinez had been an employee with the department since May 2016, the newspaper reported. He was removed from caseworker duties and placed on administrative leave, KDFW reported.

"We are cooperating fully with law enforcement," CPS spokeswoman Marissa Gonzalez told the Star-Telegram.

Gonzales said Martinez was a conservatorship caseworker. His job was to monitor the care of children placed in the Department of Family and Protective Service’s legal custody, the newspaper reported.

Conservatorship caseworkers monitor the care of children who have been placed in the Department of Family and Protective Service’s legal custody.

Martinez is being held on a $5,000 bond in the Tarrant County Jail, KDFW reported.