TDCJ Parole Officer and Boyfriend Charged with Production of Child Pornography
VICTORIA, July 15, 2015 - Saralyn Ann Proschko, 46, of Victoria, and David Ray McGee, 47, of Wallis, have been charged in a criminal complaint with production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
Both are currently in custody. Proschko will make her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington at 2:00 p.m. today, at which time the government expects to request her continued detention pending further criminal proceedings. McGee is in state custody on related charges and is expected to be transferred to federal authorities and make an initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in Houston in the near future.
According to the allegations, authorities with the Victoria Police Department (VPD) responded to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) - District Parole Office in Victoria in reference to allegations of possession of child pornography. Officers met with Proschko and discovered an electronic video on her cellular telephone of a juvenile female engaged in a sexual act, according to the complaint. Further investigation led to the discovery and charging of Proschko’s boyfriend - McGee - in relation to the allegations.
If convicted, both face a minimum of 15 and up to 30 years in federal prison as well as a possible $250,00 fine.
The charges are the result of the investigative efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Attorney General’s Office - ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children), Houston-Metro ICAC Task Force and the Victoria Police Department.
This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."