For Immediate Release March
Harris County Precinct Four
Constable Mark Herman's High Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding
the trafficking of child pornographic images on a social networking service.
The suspect account was investigated and the child pornographic files were
sourced to an internet account in service at the defendant's address.
Constable Investigators obtained
a search warrant for the residence and served it on the defendant's home.
During the execution of the search warrant, the defendant provided information
as to the location of child pornography on a desktop belonging to him. This
desktop was seized and sent to the Houston Regional Computer Forensics Lab for
a forensic exam. “There were close to one hundred child pornographic pictures
and videos seized. Investigators filed 3 counts of Possession of Child
Pornography on the suspect, William Mendel, he has posted bond and is awaiting
trial.”-Said Constable Mark Herman.
Name: William Fred Mendel
Date of Birth: 07/26/43
of Child Pornography (2nd Degree Felony) (3 Counts)
Court: 338th District Court