Corrections Officer Arrested for Child Porn

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A former Ochiltree County Employee has been arrested.

The former employee is accused of possession of child pornography.

59-year-old James Kenneth Crawley was a corrections officer at the Ochiltree County Jail.

Crawley was arrested Wednesday morning but has since bailed out of jail on a $20,000 bond.

The sheriff’s office was tipped-off that someone in Ochiltree County was in possession of child pornography.

Once investigators learned the suspect was an employee of the Sheriff’s office, he was terminated.

Sheriff Terry Bouchard says the case is now in the hands of the Texas Rangers and FBI.

Bouchard says he turned over the case to another agency because he didn’t want any appearance of impropriety by investigating one of their own employees.

Possession of child pornography is a third degree felony in Texas.

If more than six images are involved it’s assumed the suspect was planning to distribute the images.

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