HCSO High Tech Crimes Unit
Arrest Man For Online Searches
(Harris County, TX) Harris County Sheriff’s Office High
Tech Crimes Unit Has arrested and charged a local man with Possession of
Child pornography after a lengthy investigation.
Investigators say 71-year-old David Watkins was arrested after they became
aware of his online activity.
On February 24th, 2017 the High Tech Crimes Unit, in conjunction with the
Department of Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant in
the 4400 block of Pleasant Trace Dr. in Pasadena, Harris County Texas in
relation to the possession and distribution of child pornography.
During the search warrant execution investigators spoke with David Watkins
who admitted he had been looking for images of child sexual assault.
The suspect also admitted to uploading child sexual assault images to an
online storage system.
After a forensics examination of the suspect’s computer was completed
numerous images of child sexual assault were recovered.
A charge of Possession of Child pornography was accepted by the Harris County
District Attorney’s Office.
He is due for arraignment in the 248 District Court on April 18, 2017.
Currently released on a $20,000 Bond
3rd Degree Felony