Thursday, October 18, 2007
A sexual predator who distributes child pornography over the Internet has no business working at a daycare facility, Attorney General Abbott said. This sentence is an important reminder for daycare facilities, parents, and law enforcement, who must remain vigilant about the dangers facing our children. The Cyber Crimes Unit will continue investigating and arresting cyber predators who prey on young Texans.
Attorney General Abbott added: We are grateful to Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal, Jr. for his prosecutors’ hard work on this case. Thanks to their prosecution, another sexual predator received a tough prison sentence.
Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for arresting and prosecuting online child predators. In 2003, he launched the Cyber Crimes Unit, which targets online predators by assuming the identities of young teenagers in Internet chat rooms, and the Fugitive Unit, which locates convicted sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole. Attorney General Abbott’s initiative has resulted in more than 600 arrests of such offenders. His office also has obtained convictions against more than 70 men on child pornography charges.
For more information, contact the Texas Attorney General's office at (800) 252-8011 or visit the Attorney General's Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.