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Investigation lands Cedar Park man in jail for possession of child pornography

Special to The Leader
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) successfully executed a search warrant resulting in the arrest of Gerardo Gamez, 44, of Cedar Park, for ten counts of possession of child pornography.

A CEU investigator was able to determine Gamez was downloading and sharing images and videos of child pornography. CEU Investigators executed a search warrant at Gamez’s residence resulting in the discovery of numerous videos of child pornography on Gamez’s laptop computer. During a subsequent interview, Gamez confessed to downloading and possessing the child pornography videos.

“Today, we can say another individual who has been arrested no longer poses a threat to the children of Texas, thanks to efforts of the Child Exploitation Unit,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Protecting our children and our communities from criminals is one of the most important jobs we have as law enforcement and I thank all of those involved who helped bring this man to justice.”

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by taking child predators off the Internet and putting them into jail. This agency proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and the Internet. The office utilizes the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators on the Internet.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety. For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety.