Tag Archives: Child Exploitation Unit

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/

Temple TX Doctor Arrested By TX AG CEU

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John Middlemiss Palmer, 55

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests
Bell County Doctor for Possession of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a 55-year-old doctor from Temple on one count of possession of child pornography.

If convicted, John Middlemiss Palmer could spend up to 20 years in federal prison.

Palmer, a pediatric pulmonary physician practicing in Temple, was arrested after investigators discovered child pornography was uploaded to an online storage account that he used.

A search of his office turned up images of child pornography on a digital storage device.

Several devices were seized from Palmer’s home and office for examination by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

During questioning, Palmer denied any involvement with 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/

TX CEU Stops Waco Child Pornographer

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Joseph Albert Nickel, 46

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

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Waco man on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.  If convicted, Joseph Albert Nickel could face up to 30 years in prison.

The 46-year-old was arrested after investigators discovered child pornography was uploaded to an online storage account that he accessed.

A digital storage device containing images of child pornography and several other devices were seized for examination by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

During an interview, Nickel admitted he downloaded, viewed and shared child pornography over the Internet.

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/

TX Attorney General CEU Stops Cleburne Purveyor Of Child Porn

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David Wynn McClary, 64, of Cleburne, Texas.

AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests Johnson County Man for Promotion of
Child Pornography

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 64-year-old David Wynn McClary of Cleburne, Texas on five arrest warrants for Promotion of Child Pornography, which is a second-degree felony.

According to Texas law, he could face up to 20 years in prison per charge.

McClary was arrested after investigators discovered child pornography was shared from an IP address connected to his home.

Several digital storage devices were seized for examination by the Attorney General’s Digital Forensics Unit, which revealed images and videos of child pornography.

McClary was booked at the Johnson County Jail, and his bond is currently set at $250,000.

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/

TX AG CEU Stops Granbury Child Pornographer

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Zachery Allen Crawford, 31, from Granbury Texas.

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

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Zachery Allen Crawford from Granbury, Texas on four counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.

Crawford, who is 31, could face up to 40 years in prison for the charges, according to state law.

Crawford was arrested after investigators discovered child pornography was shared from an IP address connected to his home.  A laptop containing images of child pornography, as well as several other digital storage devices were seized for examination by the Attorney General’s Digital Forensics Unit.

During an interview, Crawford admitted he downloaded, viewed and shared child pornography over the Internet.

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/