AUSTIN, TX --
April is National Child Abuse Prevent Month, and Texas maked the month by releasing new numbers of arrests made this year of suspects facing charges ranging from child porn to online solicitation.
Members of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's Cyber Crimes Unit reported they arrested 15 men charged with online solicitation of a minor for placing or responding to online ads seeking sexual encounters with children.
Five more suspects were suspects were arrested for allegedly initiating online chats on social media sites to sexually proposition children. Sixteen more suspects were arrested on child pornography charges.
"In only the past year, our Cyber Crimes Unit officers have arrested three dozen suspected child predators who used online advertisements or social networking websites to seek sexual encounters with children," Abbott said.
Those arrested include
Charles Phillip Dalton, 46, of Collin County Jason Wayne Kraft, 25, of Bastrop County Robert Bohanek, 44, of Bexar County Kenneth Wayne Guinn, 40, of Bosque County Richard Raymone Kaiser, 50, of Dallas County Richard Guerrero, 51, of El Paso County Jason Michael Walker, 27, of Hays County Nicholas A. Hernandez, 32, of Nueces County Matthew Wilhelm Rains, 53, of Travis County Nicholas Orion Templin, 24, of Travis County Matthew Ciampi, 35, of Travis County Allan Dee Paiz, 34, of Travis County Randal Stuart DeRego , 20, of Travis County Joshua Raymond Urtado, 29, of Travis County Michael Lynn Allen, 62, of Williamson County Kenneth Alan Peters, 51, of Williamson County Russell Felix Shepersky, 37, of Williamson County Kyle Michael Francis, 29, of Williamson County Gregory W. Goss, 57, of Hudson, New Hampshire Alberto Gomez, 34, of Mexico
The Cyber Crimes Unit also arrested the following suspects on child pornography charges during the past year:
James Witt, 24, of Bastrop County Larry Dale Reese, 55, of Bell County David Andrew Skoog, 40, of Bexar County Jason Randolph Bush, 30, of Harris County Robert Paul Bales, 62, of Kerr County Lawrence Raymond Johnson, 69, of Kerr County David Leroy Shannon, 46, of Polk County Jose Teran, 37, of Travis County Rene De La Cruz, 31, of Travis County Travis J. Whiteman, 27, of Travis County Jason Villasana, 35, of Uvalde County Jonathan Patrick Blevins, 40, of Walker County David Scott Cummings, 42, of Washington County John Richard Montalvo, 42, of Wharton County Robert Beecher Cameron, 58, of Williamson County
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