CONROE, Texas – A Harris County, Texas teen is accused of sexually assaulting his 6-year-old cousin in Conroe and posting sexually explicit videos and photos of the boy on the Internet.
The 16-year-old suspect faces several charges including: aggravated sexual assault of a child; sexual performance by a child; indecency with a child; exploitation of a child; possession and promotion of child pornography; trafficking of a person; obscenity; and unlawful restraint.
The investigation began in 2012 when Homeland Security received a tip concerning the interstate transmission of child pornography. It was traced to the teen’s home in Harris County.
When more child porn was sent from the same home last month, federal agents and the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit searched the home. They recovered more than 4,000 images and video from the teen’s computer and cell phone.
They later confirmed that some of the images and video were of the 6-year-old cousin.
The suspect remains in juvenile detention.