Travis County Resident Arrested for Child Pornography Possession
AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Pflugerville resident Travis J. Whiteman, 27, on Thursday for child pornography possession.
The Cyber Crimes Unit’s investigation into Whiteman originated with a referral from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Based on the NCMEC referral, Cyber Crimes Unit investigators identified Whiteman as the suspect who appeared to have illegally uploaded an image of child pornography to an online storage account. Cyber Crimes Unit officers executed a search warrant at Whiteman’s residence and confiscated three laptop computers, six mobile phones and multiple media storage devices. Cyber investigators conducted an initial forensic examination at Whiteman’s residence and found multiple illicit images of child pornography.
The defendant 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. Bond was set at $300,000 for each of the three charges. Whiteman remains in custody at Williamson County Jail.
For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, visit www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.