Richmond, TX – The Fort Bend County District
Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office announce
the arrest of Charles Scott Crowley for the offenses of Possession of Child Pornography
and Aggravated sexual Assault of a Child.
During the first week of April, the Fort Bend
County District Attorney's Office initiated an investigation into online child
exploitation as part of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
Task Force. The investigation led to
simultaneous operations throughout the region, through which the Fort Bend
County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Montgomery County
District Attorney's Office, apprehended Charles Scott Crowley and rescued three
young children. As a result of that team
effort, these children are safe from future harm from Crowley.
We are asking for your help today. During this investigation, we have discovered
that there may be other children who were victimized. If your children have had any contact with Charles
Crowley, we want to know about it. While
Crowley resided in the Katy area, his exposure and access to children could have
occurred anywhere in Fort Bend County or elsewhere.
The apprehension of this man and the rescue of
these children would not be possible without the help from the members of the ICAC
Task Force. We are only able to save children
when we work together as a team, and we appreciate the following agencies for
their participation in these operations:
Homeland Security Investigations Houston Cyber Investigations Group, Houston
Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Texas Department of
Public Safety, Katy ISD Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal
Justice-Office of Inspector General, Cy-Creek Tactical EMS, and Child Safe
Harbour of Montgomery County.
“If you are seeking to harm our children, know
that the Task Force is looking for you; we are looking for you,” said Fort Bend
County District Attorney Brian Middleton.
“If you seek to harm children in our county, know that the ICAC Task
Force will find you and stop you, and we will be relentless in our prosecution
of these crimes.”
Anyone with information about Charles Scott Crowley
is encouraged to contact the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, the
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, or their local law enforcement