Tuesday, August 15, 2006
National statistics released last week show that one of every seven children will receive a sexual solicitation while online, said Attorney General Abbott. Such acts against children cannot and will not be tolerated. I especially appreciate the outstanding cooperation between our Cyber Crimes Unit and the Sugar Land Police Department in these two cases.
Kronshagen was arrested May 26 when he showed up at a Sugar Land gas station for the alleged sexual encounter. He was employed as a financial advisor for an investment corporation at the time of the arrest.
Starks was also surprised to find Cyber Crimes Unit investigators waiting to arrest him on May 11 when he showed up at a Sugar Land apartment for the meeting he had allegedly arranged for sex.
Attorney General Abbott has made pursuing sexual predators a top priority of his administration. The Cyber Crimes Unit, which targets online predators, and the Fugitive Unit, which locates convicted child sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole and could be stalking children, have combined for over 485 arrests of such offenders since Abbott took office in December 2002. His office also has obtained convictions against 47 men on child pornography charges.
To find out more about Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sexual predators, visit the Attorney General’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.