Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 53-year-old George Henry Gemmell, of Hewitt, Texas, on five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
Child Exploitation Unit investigators linked Gemmell to an IP address for a device that was used to share child pornography. A search of Gemmell’s home turned up numerous images of child pornography on his desktop computer. During an interview, Gemmell, who works as a security guard, admitted that he downloaded and viewed child pornography. Several digital storage devices were seized from his home for examination 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. Since its inception, the Child Exploitation Unit has made 324 arrests and obtained 567 convictions for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their 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/.