State dismisses case against Nacogdoches man in phone-chat fantasy case

John Goynes (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
John Goynes (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Nacogdoches man who was accused of using a phone chat line to try to fulfill his fantasy with young girls.

District court documents show the state cited insufficient evidence in its motion to dismiss a charge of criminal solicitation against John Randall Goynes.

According to the arrest affidavit, an official with Nightline Personals, a phone chat line, contacted police about a message left from Goynes on Nov. 22, 2010, where he says he wants an 8-, 10- or 12-year-old girl or someone "extremely young" to perform oral sex on him. Goynes left all of his account information in the voice mail, according to the affidavit.

Detectives interviewed Goynes on Dec. 2, 2010, and he "freely" admitted to calling the line and leaving the message, saying it was his fantasy and he often called the line when he was intoxicated, according to the affidavit.

Despite what was on the affidavit, a cause listed on the motion stated prosecutors "would not be able to prove case beyond a reasonable doubt."

Judge Ed Klein signed the motion on June 25.

District Attorney Nicole LoStracco was not in the office on Wednesday and said she could not comment on the case without access to the file.

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