Wednesday, March 18, 2009
While searching Garvey’s residence, investigators found a Bikers Against Child Abuse vest, which indicated the defendant was a member of the child abuse prevention group. According to the organization’s Web site, BACA works to create safe environments for abused children and prevent further abuse. The Cyber Crimes Unit notified BACA, which then revoked Garvey’s membership.
Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting child predators. Since 2003, the Cyber Crimes Unit and Fugitive Unit have arrested more than 1,000 predators. Prosecutors also have obtained convictions against more than 90 men on child pornography charges.
For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sex predators, contact the Office of the Attorney General at (800) 252-8011 or visit the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.