Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 50-year-old Stevenson Randolph Carl, of Waco, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison per charge.
An undercover investigation by the Child Exploitation Unit determined that child pornography was shared from a device with an IP address belonging to Carl. During a search of his home, investigators found multiple images of child pornography on Carl’s desktop computer. They also confiscated a number of digital storage devices that will be examined by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.
Attorney General Paxton’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online. The Child Exploitation Unit proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources. Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. If you suspect someone is producing or downloading child pornography you can report it to NCMEC. For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/.