New Caney Man Arrested for Child Pornography
NEW CANEY, December 13, 2012 - The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office and members of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations arrested a New Caney man Wednesday morning after a search warrant led to the discovery of child pornography on his home computer.
Pct. 4 Captain Mark Seals obtained the search warrant on the location believing another resident was the suspect. However, a thorough search showed the original suspect had no pornography. During questioning, it was revealed the original suspect was allowing his neighbor, Jeremy Edwards, to access his Wi-Fi.
Jeremy Edwards gave investigators consent to search his mobile home where they found child pornography involving children as young as 4 to 6 years old. Edwards was then arrested and transported to the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office for booking.
Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden said he believes Edwards’ arrest probably prevented him from transitioning to sexually abusing a child.
“I have to commend Captain Seals for putting so much effort into protecting children because I firmly believe they eventually act out what they’re viewing,” he said. “Our office is working with Constable Gable’s Office in taking a proactive approach and catching these suspects before they make that transition.”
Members of Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable’s office assisted in the investigation and have been actively working with Precinct 4 investigators to pursue and prosecute Internet predators. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office was also represented when the search warrant was executed.
Constable Hayden said there was a lesson to be learned from the original suspect’s experience.
“We have no reason to believe the original suspect knew anything about Jeremy Edwards’ illegal activities, but it appeared he was engaging in criminal activity because his Wi-Fi was used,” he said. “It’s very important to password protect your Internet connection and this should serve as a reminder to be careful about allowing others to access it.”