Charles Scott Crowley, age 28, from Katy was arrested and charged
with a litany of sex crimes against children, including the possession
of child pornography and aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was
also charged with super aggravated sexual assault of a child, meaning at
least one of his alleged victims is under the age of 6.
The arrest was a collaborative sting operation between
multiple law enforcement agencies, said Bruce Moats, a cybercrime
investigator with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
The task force was comprised of investigators from the
Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, 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
According to Moats, the Houston Metro Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force began investigating Crowley in early April.
Investigators in the task force allege that they discovered Crowley
searching for children online.
Upon Crowley’s arrest, authorities said, three victims,
all young children, were rescued. The three children were victims of
sexual assault, and at least one was under the age of 6, resulting in a
charge of super aggravated sexual assault. The charge of super
aggravated sexual assault carries a sentence of up to life in prison.
Two of the identified victims lived in Fort Bend County.
The third was a resident of Montgomery County. According to Moats,
authorities believe there are more victims that have yet to be
A press release from the District Attorney’s Office said,
“During this investigation, we have discovered that there may be other
children who were victimized… While Crowley resided in the Katy area,
his exposure and access to children could have occurred anywhere in Fort
Bend County or elsewhere.”
“Our biggest priority right now is identifying other
potential victims so they can get the help they need,” Moats said. “If
anybody’s child has had contact with Crowley, please come forward. We
absolutely believe there are more victims.”
Fort Bend County District Attorney Brian Middleton
commended the work of the task force and added, “If you are seeking to
harm our children, know that the Task Force is looking for you. 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
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 agency, the press release said.