AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 19-year-old Benito Juarez, of Gregory, Texas, on two counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
Investigators from the attorney general’s office were alerted to Juarez by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which received multiple tips that Juarez uploaded child pornography to an online account. During the execution of a search warrant of his home, investigators found files of child pornography on Juarez’s cell phone, including an image of a female child victim. He admitted to investigators that he downloaded, possessed and viewed child pornography.
Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources. Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC. For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/.