Married Texas Mayor Resigns After Allegedly Soliciting Minor Online


A Texas town’s mayor has resigned after being charged with attempting to seduce a youngster.

Prior to a city council meeting on Thursday, Pilot Point Mayor Matthew McIlravy, 42, who was charged last week with internet solicitation of a juvenile under the age of 14, presented his resignation.

McIlravy, a married father of two sons, was detained on Tuesday by Dallas police after a five-month undercover investigation, according to the publication.

An arrest warrant document claims that the mayor, who only recently assumed office, attempted to meet up and have sex with a girl he believed to be 13 years old.

Following McIlravy’s departure, Pilot Point’s mayor pro tem will take over as mayor. He began a three-year tenure as mayor of the 4,000-person town in Denton County in May, according to the website, which has taken down his biography.

McIlravy, a former member of the Pilot Point City Council, was charged with a second-degree felony and lodged in the Dallas County prison on Tuesday afternoon.

The Morning News stated that he had been freed on bail. It’s unknown if he has retained a lawyer who could represent him in court.

According to the investigators, McIlravy allegedly engaged in additional communication with unnamed juveniles.