Category Archives: Indifference

Like Father Like Son

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Johnny Richard Ingram Jr., 39, registered sex offender.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Kerr County Father and Son for
Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Kerrville father and son for offenses involving child pornography.

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Johnny Richard Ingram Sr., 61

Johnny Richard Ingram Sr., 61, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

Johnny Richard Ingram Jr., 39, who is a registered sex offender, was charged with three counts of promotion of child pornography.

If convicted, Ingram Sr. could face up to 10 years in prison, and his son could face 60 years.

During an undercover investigation, the CEU discovered child pornography was shared from a device linked to the Ingrams’ home in Kerrville.  While executing a search warrant, investigators found child pornography on multiple laptops.

During separate interviews, the father and son confessed to downloading and saving child pornography.

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 is 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/

How Can This Draw Only 25 Years?

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Octavious Therion Wright, 24

Man convicted of repeatedly raping
6-year-old

April 20, 2018
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC)  –  A 24-year-old will spend at least 25 years behind bars for raping a young girl in South Memphis.

A jury convicted Octavious Therion Wright of raping a 6-year-old in June 2014.  He continued to abuse the child through December 2015.

Teachers at the girl’s school noticed she was in pain.  They spoke up and investigators later determined she was being abused.

Wright has not yet been sentenced in this case.  However, the felony carries a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

Wright also has a second child rape case pending.

Victim Running For Victimized And Prevention

.jpg photo of Child Abuse advocate raising money to fight Abuse
Christian Griffith is running 3,000 miles from New York to San Francisco to raise $1 million for “Help for Children”.

Man running coast to coast to raise
awareness about Child Abuse stops in STL

ST. LOUIS, MO  –  A man who is running across the country to spread awareness about child abuse spoke in St. Louis Monday.

Christian Griffith is running 3,000 miles from New York to San Francisco.  He was a victim of child abuse as a teenager.

He is now running to raise $1 million for “Help for Children,” an organization dedicated to helping those abused and child abuse prevention.

“Help for Children is working on preventing this from happening to kids in the first place,” said Griffith.

So far he has run 800 miles and raised $200,000.

He heads back to Chicago on Tuesday where he will resume his journey.

TX AG CEU Stops Waco Pervert

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Matthew Richard Hightower, 26, of Waco Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests McLennan County Man for Possession of Lewd Images of a Child

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Matthew Richard Hightower of Waco on five counts of possession of lewd visual material depicting a child.

If convicted, the 26-year-old could face up to 10 years in a state jail facility.

Hightower was arrested after an investigation found videos involving child exploitation were shared from a device with an IP address connected to his home.  A search turned up lewd videos of children on a digital storage device, and several devices were seized for examination by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Hightower was taken to the McLennan County Jail.

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 is 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/

KS Mother Arrested In TX

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Jamey Rae Schmidt, 31

Kansas woman arrested in Lampasas; charged with Child Abuse

LAMPASAS, TX  –  A woman from Wichita, Kansas, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Lampasas and was charged with continued abuse to her 13-year-old daughter, authorities say.

Lampasas police arrested Jamey Rae Schmidt, 31, after responding to reports of Schmidt abusing her daughter inside her family’s vehicle in the restaurant’s parking lot.  Schmidt faces a felony charge of injury to a child with bodily injury.

Lampasas Assistant Chief Jody Cummings said Schmidt’s husband, a 7 and 8-year-old and a dog were also inside the vehicle at the time.

Police identified evidence of a “fresh, minor” assault upon arrival, but further investigation determined the 13-year-old was a victim of prior assaults.

“We made an arrest for something we didn’t see, but determined it rose in seriousness from the evidence,” Cummings said.

Police did not say what motive was behind Schmidt’s alleged abuse.

Cummings said there were no reports of abuse to the 13-year-old’s siblings. The children were released with Schmidt’s husband.