AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Jeremiah Joshua Pace, 37, of El Campo on one count of Possession of Child Pornography on Wednesday.
A CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified the Child Exploitation Unit that Pace reportedly uploaded child pornography to an e-mail account.
On October 9, 2019, CEU investigators executed a search warrant of Pace’s residence in Wharton County. When interviewed, Pace admitted to possessing files of child pornography on his cell phone and email account. Investigators examined Pace’s cell phone and found an image of child pornography and seized several digital storage devices to be examined by the Digital Forensic Unit. Pace was transported to the Wharton County Jail without incident.
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 342 arrests and obtained 593 convictions on charges 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, visit: https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/cyber-safety/.