Indictment: Dallas sex offender participated in child sex tourism scheme

A Brownsville-based grand jury indicted Donald Frederic Bollinger, 63, of Dallas. (Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety)

A federal grand jury indicted a 63-year-old Dallas man last week on seven charges related to child sex tourism.

The Brownsville-based grand jury indicted Donald Frederic Bollinger, 63, of Dallas — a moderate risk sex offender registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety — on seven federal charges.

Investigators arrested Bollinger on Thursday, according to court records.

“The arrest of Bollinger should serve as a powerful deterrent to child predators when they make international travel arrangements for the purpose of indulging in their perverse desires,” said Shane Folden, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in San Antonio. “HSI will continue to work closely with its law enforcement partners here in the U.S. and around the world to hold these dangerous sexual predators accountable for their actions.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald G. Morgan ordered him held without bond and scheduled an arraignment for Wednesday.

Bollinger arranged for a 15-year-old child to travel from Honduras to Texas for sex, according to the indictment. He also traveled from Hidalgo County to Mexico for sex with someone younger than 18 years old.

Bollinger is charged with:

  • Transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
  • Coercion and enticement - illicit sexual conduct
  • Coercion and enticement of a minor
  • Travel with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
  • Failure to register as a sex offender - travel in foreign commerce
  • Alien smuggling conspiracy
  • Encouraging and inducing illegal entry.

Bollinger had a previous conviction for possession with intent to promote child pornography, according to the indictment and Department of Public Safety sex offender records.

Court records don't list an attorney for Bollinger, who couldn't be reached for comment.

Updated with comment from Homeland Security Investigations.

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