Friday, January 28, 2011
Christopher R. Kronshagen
The Assistant Attorney General provided the court evidence of Kronshagen’s additional alleged offenses: an aggravated sexual assault of a child case pending against him in Walker County; an online solicitation of a minor investigation that revealed Kronshagen’s alleged sexual communications with a 16-year-old girl in Llano County; and two pending charges in Montgomery County for failing to comply with mandatory sex offender registration requirements.
The Texas Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit first arrested Kronshagen on May 26, 2006. According to Cyber Crimes Unit investigators, the defendant used the Internet to sexually solicit what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. The intended victim’s online profile actually belonged to an undercover Cyber Crimes Unit investigator. Kronshagen was indicted and pleaded guilty to solicitation of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, and attempted sexual performance of a child, a third-degree felony. In 2008, Kronshagen was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and was granted a 10-year deferred adjudication period.
Since taking office, Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting child sex predators. The Cyber Crimes Unit and the Fugitive Unit, which locates sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole, have combined to arrest more than 2,000 sex offenders. For more information about Attorney General Abbott’s crackdown on sex offenders, contact the Office of the Attorney General at (800) 252-8011 or visit the agency’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.