June 27, 2022
PILOT POINT, Texas – Pilot Point Mayor Matthew McIlravy, 42, who was charged last week with online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14, submitted his resignation Thursday ahead of a city council meeting, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Pilot Point’s mayor pro tem will serve as the acting mayor following McIlravy’s resignation.
June 22, 2022
DALLAS – The Dallas Police Department arrested the mayor of a suburban city on Tuesday for suspicion of soliciting a minor, according to the agency.
The City of Pilot Point is a suburb north of Dallas. Its mayor, Matthew McIlravy, 42, was arrested Tuesday morning and booked at the Dallas County Jail. He is charged with online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14, a 2nd-degree felony, police said,
Pilot Point City Manager Britt Lusk said in a statement to NBC 5 that McIlravy was taken into custody at the Pilot Point City Hall facility.
“This pending matter is being handled by non-city agencies and the City has no further information or comment,” Lusk said.
The Dallas Police Department continues its attempt to identify minors who were potentially victimized.
“This ongoing investigation revealed other communications with minors who have not been identified at this time,” Dallas police said in a statement, according to NBC 5.
McIlravy’s arrest was part of a five-month investigation by DPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit along with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, according to police officials.
No further details were immediately available.
The website for the City of Pilot Point currently has a blank slate in the position of mayor. It says the term is May 2022 – May 2025.