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Child Abuse

Pax­ton Fights Court Order Regard­ing Use of Dan­ger­ous Pro­ce­dures on Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a Writ of Mandamus and Motion for Emergency Relief in the case regarding dangerous procedures care on transgender children.

March 24, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Inves­ti­gates Poten­tial Vio­la­tions of State Law by Puber­ty-Block­ing Drug Manufacturers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to AbbVie Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as part of an investigation to determine whether these manufacturers of puberty-blocking drugs deceptively advertised and promoted hormone blockers for unapproved uses without disclosing the potential risks to children and their parents.

March 24, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Declares So-Called Sex-Change Pro­ce­dures on Chil­dren and Pre­scrip­tion of Puber­ty Block­ers to be Child Abuse” Under Texas Law

Attorney General Ken Paxton released a formal attorney general opinion concluding that performing certain “sex-change” procedures on children, and prescribing puberty-blockers to them, is “child abuse” under Texas law.

February 21, 2022 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

April 26, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

April 19, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

April 12, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

March 15, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Arrest Round Up

February 25, 2021 | Noteworthy

Killeen Cou­ple Each Sen­tenced to 60 Years in Prison for Sex­u­al Assault of Chil­dren and Infants

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Christopher Almaguer, 27, and Sarah Rashelle Almaguer, 27, were each sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting potentially 25 minors, including multiple infants, as well as producing child pornography in central Texas.

April 24, 2019 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Encour­ages Tex­ans to Rec­og­nize April as Nation­al Child Abuse Pre­ven­tion Month

“Every child deserves to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment free from fear, abuse and neglect. When we make meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities, we can help parents build the knowledge and resources necessary to raise happy children in healthy families. I urge all Texans to join me in protecting and nurturing our children and calling the Department of Family and Protective Services toll-free at (800) 252-5400 if they believe child abuse or neglect is happening. Together, we can help break the cycle of abuse and maltreatment and make sure Texas children have the foundation they need to lead happy, healthy lives.”

April 10, 2015