Houston attorney charged with possessing child porn
HOUSTON William George Gammon, 49, was ordered held in federal custody without bond after a Houston grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Gammon with possession of child pornography. Gammon was arrested on June 3. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Testimony during Wednesday's hearing showed that the ICE Cybercrimes Center identified a commercial child pornography website and that an undercover agent accessed the website and paid to join the website. ICE agents executed a federal search warrant on the server and recovered computer log files. The computer log files identified the paid subscribers to the commercial child pornography site, and one of the alleged subscribers, according to testimony, was identified as William Gammon. On November 20, 2009, Houston ICE agents executed a federal search warrant at Gammon's residence and reportedly found a safe which contained a notepad with a handwritten note containing the website for the child pornography site along with other child pornography websites and seized three computers. According to testimony in open court, a forensic exam of the three computers seized from Gammon's residence resulted in the discovery thousands of images and more than 100 videos containing child pornography If convicted, Gammon faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine to be followed by a maximum life term of supervised release. According to the website of William G. Gammon and Associates, Gammon is a founding member and managing partner of the law firm with offices in Greenway Plaza. His bio says the firm represents homeowners' associations and real estate developers in the Houston area. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Projectsafechildhood.gov.