Four accused of child solicitation

CNJ staff

Four men are accused of soliciting children for sex on the Internet by the Curry County Sheriff’s Internet Predator Unit.

They were arrested in an sting Oct 6 through Oct. 10.

The four were identified as Richard Moore Schaublin, 40, of New River, Ariz.; Jacob Mendoza, 23, of Muleshoe; Thomas Orrin Skyler Morgan, 25, of Portales; and Trung Ho, 35, of Clovis.

Deputies said Schaublin was temporarily living in Clovis for a construction job.

All four are charged with child solicitation by electronic device, a third-degree felony, according to a release from the sheriff.

The release said each of the men responded to a profile posted on a social networking website of a 15-year-old girl. In each instance, the suspects arranged and traveled to meet the girl for sex, the release said.