Tag Archives: Child Exploitation Unit

Texas AG CEU Stops Mineral Wells Pornographer

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OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests
Palo Pinto County Man for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 41-year-old Travis Benson Bounds, of Mineral Wells, on five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

Bounds could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

Following CyberTipline reports received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, CEU investigators and agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant at Bounds’ residence, where child pornography was located on his cell phone.

Investigators seized several additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Bounds declined to be interviewed.  He was transported to the Palo Pinto County Jail where he will appear 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://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

TX CEU Visits Round Rock To Roundup Child Pornographer

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Joe Lawrence Islas, 55, of Round Rock TX

OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced yesterday that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 55-year-old Joe Lawrence Islas, of Round Rock, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Islas 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, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at Islas’ residence, where child pornography was recovered on a digital storage device.

Investigators seized additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Islas declined to be interviewed.  He was booked into Williamson County Jail without incident.

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://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

The CyberTipline 1-800-843-5678

TX AG CEU Stops Another Child Pornographer

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Joshua Carl Wulff, 26, of Leander TX

Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Williamson County Man for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that earlier this week the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 26-year-old Joshua Carl Wulff, of Leander, on four counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.  Wulff could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

Following a referral from Pennsylvania law enforcement, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at Wulff’s residence, where child pornography was found on his laptop.

Investigators confiscated additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

During an interview, Wulff confessed to using online social networks to solicit children.

He was booked into Williamson County Jail without incident.

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.

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

TX AG CEU Stops Cedar Creek Purveyor Of Child Porn

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Jason Matthew Pertolanitz, 40, of Cedar Creek

OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests
Bastrop County Man for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 40-year-old Jason Matthew Pertolanitz, of Cedar Creek,

on one count of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Pertolanitz could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Following several CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at Pertolanitz’s home, where child pornography was found on his cell phone.

Investigators confiscated additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit. Pertolanitz confessed that he used his cell phone to download and save child pornography.

He was booked into Bastrop County Jail without incident.

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.

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

TX Attorney General CEU Stops RR Predator

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Eric Christopher Lucas, 45

Round Rock Man Arrested by OAG’s
Child Exploitation Unit for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that earlier this week the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Eric Christopher Lucas, 45, of Round Rock, on six counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

Lucas could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

Two CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted CEU that Lucas uploaded an image of child pornography, which prompted CEU investigators to execute a search warrant at Lucas’s home.

Investigators discovered pornographic images of children on his personal desktop computer.

 Several electronics and digital storage devices were seized for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.

He was booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.

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.

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