THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

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

Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Austin

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/.