THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kerrville Child Pornographer Sentenced To Nine Years In State Prison

KERVILLE A Kerr County criminal court today sentenced Ronald Swinderman, 43, to nine years in prison for child pornography promotion, a second-degree felony. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Criminal Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case in conjunction with the Kerr County District Attorney’s Office.

The Kerrville Police Department investigated Swinderman for child pornography promotion after he returned to a Kerrville bookstore to claim compact disks he had left behind during a previous visit. The disks contained the defendant’s child pornography collection. On Dec. 10, Swinderman pleaded guilty to the child pornography charge.

Attorney General Abbott has earned a national reputation for aggressively arresting and prosecuting online child predators. In 2003, he created the Cyber Crimes Unit, which protects children from online sexual exploitation. The Cyber Crimes Unit and the Fugitive Unit, which locates sex offenders who have violated the terms of their parole, have combined to arrest more than 2,000 sex offenders.

For more information on Attorney General Abbott’s efforts to crack down on sexual predators, visit the attorney general’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call (800) 252-8011.