Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Jimenez is a registered sex offender and was convicted in 1992 of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Under Texas law, child pornography possession is a third-degree felony. If convicted, Jimenez faces two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Child pornography promotion is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office will prosecute the case.
Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting online child predators. In 2003, he created the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation. 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 on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.