OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Navarro County Man for Possession of
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 29-year-old Michael Allen Carter, of Rice, on five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Carter could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.
Following a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC), CEU investigators executed a search warrant at Carter’s residence, where child pornography was found on a digital storage device.
Investigators seized additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.
During an interview, Carter admitted to operating the account reported to NCMEC, but declined to answer any additional questions.
Carter was transported to Navarro County Sheriff’s Office, and appeared before a magistrate.
The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.
The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.
Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.
If you suspect someone of producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC.
For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/