A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a man in Texarkana transmitting child pornography has led Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Investigators to arrest Kenneth R. Callaway Jr., 37, of Texarkana, Texas.
BCSO Press Release:
The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about a person with an Internet Protocol (IP) address in Bowie County transmitting child pornography. Investigator Chris Sutherland was assigned to follow up on this tip. Using the IP address given, Investigator Sutherland was able to determine that the illegal images were accessed over the internet from a residence in the 2500 block of South State Line Avenue. This eventually led to him and Captain Robby McCarver speaking with Kenneth Callaway Jr. who resides at this location. Mr. Callaway agreed to let the two deputies search his computer and two other hard drives that he informed them of as well as accompany the pair to the Bi-State Building while they did so. Thousands of pictures of children engaged in various lewd sexual acts were located during this search. Mr. Callaway admitted to the deputies that he had downloaded all the photographs they located on his computer and hard drives. He was then arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and booked into the Bi-State Jail. Judge Nancy Talley later set Mr. Callaway’s bond at $100,000.00. He remains in custody at the Bi-State Jail at this time.
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