Category Archives: Good Parenting

TX AG CEU Stops Travis County Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Charles Glenn Koss, 52, of Austin, Texas

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Austin Man for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 52-year-old Charles Glenn Koss, of Austin, Texas, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Koss, who reportedly uploaded child pornography to an online photo sharing and storage service account.

While executing a search warrant at Koss’ residence, investigators found images of child pornography on his cell phone.  Investigators seized several digital storage devices from his residence for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 329 arrests and obtained 589 convictions on charges for possession of child pornography.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography, you can report it to NCMEC.
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/

TX AG CEU Stops Child Predator

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Christopher Carl Camacho, 43, of Kempner, Texas

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit
Arrests Kempner Man for Online
Solicitation of a Minor

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 43-year-old Christopher Carl Camacho, of Kempner, Texas, on charges of online solicitation of a minor.

The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office referred this case to the Attorney General’s Office following an investigation of sexually explicit communications between Camacho and an 11-year-old child.

Camacho traveled to a meeting location with the intention of engaging in sexual acts with the child, where he was taken into custody and transported to Lampasas County Jail.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 264 arrests and obtained 194 convictions on charges for online solicitation of a minor.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is attempting to sexually exploit a child or is producing and/or downloading child pornography online, report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children®.
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/

Parents Be Very Careful Who You Let Babysit

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David Marvin Hass Jr., 34

Man charged with fatal Child Abuse of
girlfriend’s son

ESSEX, MD  –  A man has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Maryland.

Baltimore County police said they received a call on June 29 for a cardiac arrest in Essex, Maryland.  The caller, identified as David Marvin Hass Jr., 34, was babysitting his girlfriend’s son and 5-year-old daughter while she was working when the child stopped breathing, police said.

The boy, identified in a probable cause statement as Damien Landrum, was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a half hour after arriving.

Hospital investigators noticed the child had multiple bruises on his face, arm, stomach and back, the probable cause statement said.  Due to the age and injuries observed on the child, the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit was asked to investigate.

According to the probable cause statement, Haas told investigators that the boy had “pooped himself,” and that he placed the child in the shower.  Haas told investigators that he was gone for approximately 4-5 minutes, and when he returned, he found the boy face down in the tub, not breathing, the statement said.

An autopsy returned to police on July 8 revealed the boy’s bowels were torn and his pancreas was split in two pieces from the force used to inflict the injuries, that statement said.  The cause and manner of death was determined to be multiple injuries and homicide.

Homicide Unit detectives determined that the injuries the boy suffered were inconsistent with the account of events given to police by Haas.

Haas was arrested Tuesday and is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in death and first-degree murder.  He is held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! Is Joining The Strike

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We are on Social Media Strike July 4 – 5.

Wikipedia Co-Founder Calls for Social
Media Strike July 4 – 5

A co-founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is urging people to stop using social media for up to 48 hours on July 4 -5 in order to convince social media companies to let users have the final say on how their personal data is used.

The BBC reports Dr. Larry Sanger, an American internet project developer, wrote in his blog that such a two-day strike (#SocialMediaStrike) by users would show the “massive demand” for change and that users have a “serious grievance” against the networks.

“We’re going to make a lot of noise,” Sanger wrote in a blog telling of his reasons for calling the two-day boycott.

“We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience,” he wrote.

“We will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike,” Sanger explained.

Sanger hopes the boycott would prompt social networks to change their policies and grant users more control over their data.

He also envisions social networks becoming more open in the future and more interoperatable, allowing a post made on one network to show up on others.
“This is how social media should have been developed from the beginning, rather than walled off in separate, competing networks,” Sanger said.

All users who join the boycott are being asked to sign Sanger’s Declaration of Digital Independence.  Drafted by Sanger, the declaration calls for social networks to be decentralized and structured so they will respect users rights, including free speech, privacy and security.

Sanger’s call for a boycott of social media has been widely circulated on several networks, including Reddit, Twitter and others, according to the BBC.

Despite the online interest, some have questioned what impact such a boycot would have.

One user on the Hacker News list, a website that shares tech headlines, wrote: “I feel that even if everybody who cared went on strike, the difference in daily visitors would probably be in the error margin.”

“I think most people who really care have already left the centralised social media or scaled it down to the point that a non-strike day is an exception,” the user noted. 

TX AG CEU Roundsup Another Hemphill Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Walter James Sanders Jr., 66, of Hemphill, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit
Arrests Sabine County Man for
Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 66-year-old Walter James Sanders Jr., of Hemphill, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Sanders, who was reportedly uploading images of child pornography to an internet search engine.

While executing a search warrant at Sanders’ residence, investigators found images of child pornography on a digital storage device located within the home.

During an interview, Sanders confessed to uploading and saving files of child pornography.

Investigators seized numerous digital storage devices from his residence for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 326 arrests and obtained 580 convictions on charges for possession of child pornography.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography, you can report it to NCMEC.
CyberTipline
1-800-843-5678

For more information on cyber safety, please visit:
https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/