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TX AG CEU Stops Purveyor Of Child Porn, FAU Takes Down Several

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AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

The Child Exploitation Unit made one arrest last week.

In Williamson County, Peter Ray Craig was arrested on five counts of Possession of Child Pornography with Prior Conviction.  This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of images of child pornography to an online photo storage platform.  On May 20, investigators executed a search warrant at Craig’s home in Round Rock where more files of child pornography were found.  During an interview, Craig confessed to uploading and storing files of child pornography.  Four additional counts of Possession of Child Pornography with Prior Conviction were added to Craig’s charges. Investigators seized his cell phone for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit.  Craig was transported to the Williamson County Jail.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

In Travis County, Zaoin Deshone Gilmore was arrested in Austin on May 17.  Gilmore had an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon issued by the Round Rock Police Department.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force out of Austin.

In Dallas County, Anthony Michael Arce was arrested in Rowlett on May 19.  Arce had outstanding warrants for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, 1st Degree Felony and Sexual Performance by Child, 2nd Degree Felony issued by the Marble Falls Police Department.

In Harris County, Gary Wayne George was arrested in Houston on May 19.  George had open felony warrants for Rape and Possession of Pornographic Material-Minor issued by the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office.  George also had a non-extraditable warrant for a Probation Violation issued by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.  George is a convicted sex offender.  In 1996, he was convicted of Attempted Sexual Abuse in Montgomery County, Alabama.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force out of Houston.

In Shelby County, Joseph Philip Landry was arrested in Center on May 20.  Landry had outstanding warrants from the State of Louisiana for 30 counts of Pornography Involving Juvenile (under the age of 13) and one count of Unauthorized use of a Wireless Router System; Pornography involving Juveniles (under that age of 13) issued by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation.  The Unit was assisted by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force.

TX AG Law Enforcement Units Stop Sewer Rats, Violent Offenders

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TX AG Law Enforcement Units Stop Sewer Rats, Violent Offenders

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

The Child Exploitation Unit made one noteworthy arrest last week.

In Bexar County, Brandon Garza, 22, of San Antonio, was arrested for two counts of Promotion of Child Pornography and one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child on May 12.  This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of child pornography to an online account, with a possible live victim.  During an interview, Garza confessed to owning the online account, producing child pornography with a 9-year-old female child victim, and sending images of child pornography. Investigators seized multiple devices to be examined by the Digital Forensics Unit.  Garza was transported to the Bexar County Jail.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.

In Bexar County, Gonzalo Gonzales was arrested in San Antonio on May 7.  Gonzales had an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault/Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child issued by the Frio County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a warrant for Sexual Assault/Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 14 by the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.

In Bexar County, Darren Paul Doze was arrested in San Antonio on May 7.  Doze had an outstanding warrant for Homicide issued by the Leon Valley Police Department.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force out of San Antonio.

In Galveston County, James Nolans Logan was arrested in Galveston on May 12.  Logan had an outstanding warrant for Murder issued by the Los Angeles Police Department in California.  This arrest was made while working with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force.

In Travis County, Victor Roman Cardenas was arrested in Austin on May 13.  Cardenas had outstanding warrants for two Counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child by the Austin Police Department.  This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force out of Austin.

TX AG CEU Stops El Campo Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Jeremiah Joshua Pace, 37, of El Campo, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Makes Child Pornography Arrest in Wharton County

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that on Wednesday the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 37-year-old Jeremiah Joshua Pace, of El Campo, Texas, on one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) notified the Child Exploitation Unit that Pace reportedly uploaded child pornography to an e-mail account.

On October 9, 2019, CEU investigators executed a search warrant of Pace’s residence in Wharton County.  When interviewed, Pace admitted to possessing files of child pornography on his cell phone and email account.

Investigators examined Pace’s cell phone and found an image of child pornography and seized several digital storage devices to be examined by the Digital Forensic Unit.

Pace was transported to the Wharton County Jail without incident.

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 342 arrests and obtained 593 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 Roundsup Child Predator

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Robert Lee Gonzales, 42, of El Campo, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests El Campo Man for Sexual Assault of a Child

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 42-year-old Robert Lee Gonzales, of El Campo, Texas, pursuant to three warrants for sexual assault of a child.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) to Gonzales, who reportedly uploaded child pornography to a social media account.

Following a search warrant at his residence, Gonzales was interviewed by CEU investigators and denied possessing child pornography.

Investigators seized several digital storage devices for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

As the investigation continued, a subsequent search warrant for Gonzales’ social media account revealed communications with two children, detailing sexual assaults, as well as images of child pornography.

The two children were identified and interviewed, both confirming that Gonzales sexually assaulted them.

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 334 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 Eagle Lake Purveyor Of Child Pornography

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AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Eagle Lake Man for Possession and Promotion of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 32-year-old Camron Lee Wood, of Eagle Lake, Texas, on one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography.

A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Wood, who reportedly uploaded child pornography to a social media account.

During the execution of a search warrant, investigators found Wood to be in possession of images and videos of child pornography.

When interviewed, Wood admitted to uploading, collecting and sharing files of child pornography.

Investigators seized several digital storage devices 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 333 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/