Two young men who had called the sheriff’s department were sitting inside.“He’s over here,” the driver called out, motioning for the deputy to follow him.
Trick rider Rodney Ray Hayes, aka "The Texas Kid," has been indicted on four felony counts of "transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity." September 9, 2010 From The Houston Press Blog If you're a fan of professional rodeo, then this week has been a dark one: Trick rider Rodney Ray Hayes, aka "The Texas Kid," has been indicted on four felony counts of "transportation of minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity." Filed in a Marshall federal court, the newly unsealed indictment accuses the Linden-based Hayes, 44, of sexually exploiting minors who toured with him between 2004-2009.
The minors are identified only by initials; the indictment does not state their exact ages or whether they are male or female. Federal authorities claim that Rodney Hayes traveled from rodeo to rodeo across the country with children under the age of 18 that he was sexually molesting in addition to making them perform for the morons at rodeos.
aybreak was still more than an hour away on the morning of September 28, 2003, when Cass County sheriff’s deputy John Elder turned down Old Dump Road.
Above the tree line, the sky was moonless and dark.
Rodney Hayes, 44 of Linden, known in the national rodeo circuit as the “Texas Kid! Hayes plead guilty to transportation of minors with intent to engage in illicit sexual activity in April of this year. His specialty act provided entertainment for the Crockett Lions Club Rodeo for several years.
” was sentenced to five years of probation for sexual misconduct with a girl that had performed in his speciality act. An investigation by the FBI revealed that at various times between March 2005 and June 2008, Hayes engaged in illicit sexual contact with at least one minor.The Texarkana Gazette reported that the incident(s) happened in a horse trailer used as sleeping quarters.This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.He was a short, slight black man, and he was wearing only a T-shirt and jeans despite the cool weather.Elder knelt down, and after fishing the man’s identification out of his pocket, the deputy saw that he was Billy Ray Johnson.It’s tempting to wait out the Texas summer in the air conditioning while snuggling under a blanket. ” Know the difference between the Texan and Chilean flags. You can’t expect to endear yourself to a Texas girl without some essential knowledge. Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean all women in Texas are sitting on the porch sipping chilled chardonnay. Our state has some really attractive people, and they’re not new to the flirting game’s corny smiles and chivalry.