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Texas Cyber Crime Unit Arrests 36 Suspected Online Sex and Child Predators

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Charles Phillip Dalton is arrested at his home on a warrant for online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony. (Credit: Provided)

Charles Phillip Dalton is arrested at his home on a warrant for online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony. (Credit: Provided)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. The Texas attorney general’s office was able to successfully catch 36 suspected online sex predators and child pornographers and put them behind bars.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Cyber Crimes Unit officers observed National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April following a highly successful year that landed suspected online sex predators and child pornographers in jail.

The Cyber Crimes Unit’s arrest total included 15 individuals who were charged with online solicitation of a minor for placing or responding to online advertisements seeking sexual encounters with children. Five other suspects were arrested for initiating online chats on social networking sites to sexually proposition children. An additional 16 suspects were arrested on child pornography charges.

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