Arrest Made in Promotion of Child Pornography Offense

On July 26, 2022, Detectives with the Dallas Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Squad (ICAC)/North Texas ICAC Task Force and the Dallas Police Department’s Sex Offender Apprehension Program executed an arrest warrant for Gareth Nelson, 37, a registered sex offender. Nelson was arrested for Promotion of Child Pornography, a 2nd-degree felony, following a month-long investigation. 

The suspect admitted using an Electronic Service Provider to collect and distribute child pornography/child sexual abuse material.  The suspect admitted to communicating online with whom he believed were underage girls to solicit images and also in engaging in inappropriate conversations. 

The investigation is continuing, and further charges are possible.