On December 21, 2021, the Dallas Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Squad (ICAC), part of the North Texas ICAC Task Force, conducted a residential search warrant within the boundaries of the Southwest Patrol Division. This was a part of a proactive investigation into the distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material. The ICAC Squad arrested a 61-year-old male for the charge of Possession of Child Pornography.
So far, ICAC Detectives have uncovered approximately 1 terabyte of files that meet the definition of Child Pornography under the Texas Penal Code. This 1 terabyte of files amounts to over 650,000 images and more than 900 hours of video. Overall, approximately 30 terabytes of data were seized from the residence which still needs to be reviewed. This remains an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed.
Our detectives will continue to work tirelessly through the holiday season to ensure the safety of all children in Dallas and North Texas. They will relentlessly pursue child sexual predators in their homes, on the streets, online, and on all digital platforms.