Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jason Randolph Bush
Upon determining that the suspect was a registered sex offender for a 2003 federal conviction of possessing child pornography, law enforcement officers with the Cyber Crimes Unit and the Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force traveled to Bush’s residence Wednesday and conducted a search. According to the Houston-Metro ICAC’s initial forensic examination, one of Bush’s computers contained illicit images of children being sexually assaulted.
Bush faces three third-degree felony counts of child pornography possession, each punishable by two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. He remains in custody at the Harris County Jail.
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 2,100 child sex predators.
For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.