AG Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit
Arrests Sabine County Man for
Possession of Child Pornography
AUSTIN, TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 66-year-old Walter James Sanders Jr., of Hemphill, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) alerted the Child Exploitation Unit to Sanders, who was reportedly uploading images of child pornography to an internet search engine.
While executing a search warrant at Sanders’ residence, investigators found images of child pornography on a digital storage device located within the home.
During an interview, Sanders confessed to uploading and saving files of child pornography.
Investigators seized numerous digital storage devices from his residence 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 326 arrests and obtained 580 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.
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