Police say 38-year old William Sexton, an IT specialist in Montgomery County, was fired from his job last week after testing positive for methamphetamines. Sexton was immediately terminated and asked to turn in his company cell phone and laptop. When the items were returned, the Human Resources Department discovered 150 pornographic images of children estimated to be four-to-six-years old.
A search warrant was secured and a joint investigation was launched with the Harris County Cyber Crimes Unit after investigators realized they had an active child pornography investigation on the home next door to Sexton.
When investigators arrived, they found Sexton outside checking the mail. Inside his pocket, police reportedly found a meth pipe and crystal meth.
Thirty hard drives were confiscated from his home. Officers then went to the home next door after it too was under investigation for child porn. It turns out that an elderly woman lives at the home and because Sexton was using her free non-secure wireless internet, her IP address was consequently associated with the pornographic images. As a courtesy, investigators secured her wireless system before leaving.
Sexton was arrested and is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Child Porn charges are pending. He was on probation for a forgery conviction in Harris County. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail
Photos Courtesy: Scott Engle, Montgomery County Police Reporter