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06/14/2016
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

William Lee Niver, 48, appeared before U.S. District Judge Gray Miller June 14 and entered a plea of guilty to one count of producing child pornography, two counts of distributing child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

03/21/2012
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Dieter David Palmer, 42, was identified as a person who purchased a membership to child pornography websites that were under investigation. The investigation began as a Department of Justice operation (Operation Flicker) targeting a criminal organization operating multiple commercial child pornography websites.
05/26/2011
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Peter Kingman Lindsley, 49, was charged in a three-count sealed indictment returned by a Houston grand jury on May 18. The indictment was unsealed May 25 after Lindsley was arrested by ICE HSI special agents. Lindsley had his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate George Hanks who ordered him to be held without bond.
12/19/2018
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
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Jason Daniel Gandy, 41, received the 30-year sentence following his July 23 conviction on four counts of sex trafficking minors, one count of transporting minors, one count of sexually exploiting a child, and one count of transporting child pornography.

09/03/2013
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Juan Antonio Villarreal, 53, of Houston, pleaded guilty Feb. 19 before U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore, who sentenced him to 120 and 240 months for the possession and distribution convictions, respectively.
02/19/2013
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Juan Antonio Villarreal, 53, was investigated after the child pornography he downloaded from the Internet was traced by a Beaumont police officer to a computer used by Villarreal.
12/17/2013
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Stephen Wayne Sudduth, 38, of Sealy, Texas, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas. Sudduth will receive credit for the more than three years he has been in federal custody since his arrest.
08/31/2012
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Juan A. Villarreal, 52, of Houston, was arrested by HSI special agents Aug. 31. Villarreal taught third grade with the Houston Independent School District (HISD).
06/07/2012
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Jose Rene Alaniz was sentenced to 21 years and eight months in federal prison following his conviction for producing child pornography. Alaniz pleaded guilty to the charge March 1, admitting he used the name ""Jonathan Rendon"" as an alias to communicate with numerous children on Internet-based social networking sites.
05/02/2012
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Armando Ruben Avila was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for possessing child pornography as the result of an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). A forensic exam revealed at least 4,000 images and 50 videos of child pornography on Avila's computers.
06/07/2018
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Andrew Craig Sustaita, 31, from Spring, Texas, who was a former Harris County sheriff's deputy, pleaded guilty March 15 to producing and possessing child pornography.

05/15/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Christopher Lynn Persky, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt to 327 and 240 months for the production and distribution convictions, respectively.  Both sentences will run concurrently.

07/30/2014
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Daniel M. Layne, 34, was sentenced to a total of 300 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David Hittner. Evidence presented at the hearing established that Layne had been communicating via the Internet with underage girls and discussing engaging in sexual activity with them.
10/03/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Ocal John Miller, 68, pleaded guilty to the child pornography charges Oct. 3; he is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.  He faces five to 20 years for receiving child pornography, and up to 10 years for possessing child pornography, and a $250,000 fine. Miller must also register as a sex offender and abide by special conditions limiting his use of the internet and interactions with minors.

08/16/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Martin Mejia Ramos, aka Ricardo Morales Rodriguez and Martin Jose Romes-Ramirez, pleaded guilty May 10, 2019, to illegally reentering the United States following an aggravated felony conviction.

08/03/2014
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Derrick Gossett, 33, originally arrested on state charges, was taken into custody on child pornography allegations Sept. 6, 2013. He made his initial appearance shortly thereafter and was ordered into custody, where he has remained since that time.
12/01/2011
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Douglas Bruce Parsons pleaded guilty this week to receiving child pornography, after an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Agents that executed a search warrant discovered more than 58 hours of videos containing child pornography on hard drives in Parson's home.
02/02/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Jebediah Dishman, 70, of Freedonia, Kansas, was arrested Nov. 8 in Houston and originally charged by criminal complaint.

04/05/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Joshua Ray Johnson, 35, from Cypress, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury in SDTX for producing and possessing child pornography. He was also charged with distributing child pornography in the District of Alaska which was later transferred to SDTX.

01/20/2011
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Five local convicted criminal sex offenders were arrested on Wednesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in an operation targeting convicted criminal aliens.
11/07/2013
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Upon questioning, Travis James McReynolds admitted to obtaining child pornography by chatting with others via the Internet. Forensic analysis resulted in discovering 132 images and 35 videos of child pornography on two seized computers.
05/26/2011
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
William George Gammon, 50, a Houston attorney, pleaded guilty May 23 before U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes. He entered his guilty plea admitting that on Nov. 20, 2009 he possessed child pornography he obtained via the Internet from a child pornography website.
08/03/2014
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
The HER​O​ Child-Rescue Corps internship is a private-public partnership between the National Association to Protect Children (PROTECT), HSI and U.S. Special Operations Command, in which carefully selected veterans are trained in digital forensics and child exploitation work and then embedded in HSI field offices around the country.
08/03/2014
Huntsville, AL
Child Exploitation
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Matthew C. Harbin, 28, of Arab, Alabama, is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty in 2009 to state charges of transmitting obscene material to a minor. He is the latest fugitive to be profiled on the ICE smartphone app, seeking public tips on at-large and unknown child predator suspects.
06/10/2015
Huntsville, AL
Child Exploitation
Jeremy Joseph Nelson, 42, of Madison County, previously pleaded guilty in February to producing child pornography between 2012 and 2014, possessing child pornography depicting children under the age of 12, and distributing child pornography.

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