Tag Archives: Child Exploitation Unit

TX Man Meets CEU And Does Not Pass Goal

.jpg photo of man arrested for Child Pornography
Robert Odean Fry, 54

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

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Robert Odean Fry, 54, of Brownwood, yesterday on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.  Fry 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 Fry’s residence, where pornographic images of children were found on his cell phone.

Fry confessed to downloading and saving images to his phone, which was seized for further examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.  He was then booked in the Brown 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 Arrests Child Porn Purveyor

.jpg photo of Child Pornographer
Daniel Arguello, 29, of Austin Texas

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

March 1, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 29-year-old Francisco Daniel Arguello of Austin on four counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.  Arguello 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 of Arguello’s home, confiscating computers, cell phones, digital devices and additional hardware that will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.  Arguello, who declined to be interviewed by CEU investigators, was booked in the Travis County Jail with bond set at $70,000.

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.

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

TX Attorney General CEU Stops Houston Child Predator

.jpg photo of Child Predator
Daniel James Dickson, 44

Harris County Man Arrested for Possession
of Child Pornography

February 14, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that officers with his Criminal Investigations Division arrested Daniel James Dickson, 44, of Houston, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.  He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Following a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Attorney General Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) conducted an investigation and executed a subsequent search warrant of Dickson’s home.

Dickson was interviewed by investigators and admitted to storing child pornography on his smartphone.  A forensic examination of Dickson’s phone revealed images and video containing child pornography.

Dickson was booked into the Washington County Jail without incident with a pre-set bond of $20,000 on each charge.

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 Child Predator

.jpg photo of man arrested for Child Pornography
Kenneth Ray Ward, 54

AG Paxton: Pflugerville Man Arrested for
Possession of Child Pornography

February 8, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Pflugerville man on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Kenneth Ray Ward, 54, is charged with a third-degree felony and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The CEU began its investigation after receiving a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, indicating that Ward uploaded child pornography to a cloud storage account.

A search of his home turned up images of child pornography on Ward’s tablet computer.  Investigators also confiscated a desktop computer and smartphone, which will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

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 Man Arrested For Child Pornography

.jpg photo of man arrested for Child Pornography
Jarrett Palitza, 22, of Adkins Texas

Texas Attorney General:  Man arrested on 6 counts of child pornography possession

A 22-year-old Adkins man was arrested Thursday for allegedly having multiple images of child pornography, including at least one image of a 10-year-old girl, the Office of the Texas Attorney General said Friday.

Jarrett Ray Dwayne Palitza was formally charged on six counts of possession of child pornography after investigators with the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) conducted a warrant-approved search of his residence in Adkins, which is about 21 miles east of San Antonio.

The CEU became involved initially as assistance to the Sealy Police Department regarding a case of sexual assault of a girl, 10, along with the possibility of a potential possession and distribution of child porn, according to a news release issued Friday.

The search led investigators to Palitza’s home, where child pornography was allegedly discovered.  One of the images was of the 10-year-old girl believed to be involved in the Sealy Police Department case, according to the news release.

“One more dangerous individual is off the streets and behind bars thanks to the efforts of the Child Exploitation Unit and the Sealy Police Department,” Paxton said in a news release.  “My office will remain steadfast in protecting our children and our communities from the heinous acts of these child predators and continue seeking justice against them.”