Texas man charged with possessing child pornography
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 7-Mar-2013
A Texas man is facing child pornography possession charges after police found explicit pictures of underage minors on his computer and other electronic devices.
The police said they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. After receiving the tip, the Office of Attorney General of Texas' Cyber Crimes unit had investigators search the man's home. They said they seized his computer, cell phone and electronic storage devices. Authorities said they found explicit pictures of children on those devices, leading to the child pornography charges against the man.
The man was charged three third-degree counts of possessing child pornography and he is currently being in held in jail. If the man is convicted of the felony charges, he could be sentenced to two to 10 years in prison for each count. He also could be required to pay a $10,000 fine.
This case shows just how serious child pornography possession charges are in Texas. Being charged with possession of child pornography can impact the rest of an individual's life as it often carries a stigma and can ruin a person's reputation. People convicted of possessing child pornography will have that listed on their criminal record, as well as be required to register as a sex offender in the state of Texas.
This type of charge can significantly impact the rest of a person's life, which is why it is important to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested. An attorney can help during these complex cases by investigating how illegal images ended up on a person's device as well as make sure the defendant's rights were not violated by police during his or her arrest or interrogation.
Source: KHOU, "Austin man arrested on child porn charges," Feb. 25, 2013
Categories: Child Pornography