Juvenile Probation Officer Accused of Possessing Lewd Images of Children
SAN ANGELO, TX – A probation officer with the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center was arrested Monday after he deputies found more than a hundred lewd images on his computer.
According to court documents, on Feb. 10, John Cahill, 54, was arrested for possession of child pornography.
The charge came after nearly a ten month investigation involving the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office.
It started on May 14, 2019 when a deputy received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip claimed a Facebook marketing group found multiple images while attempting to check advertisement performance.
Members with the company described the images as children dressed in highly inappropriate clothing.
After nearly a month, the IP address was searched and the computer was located at the home of John Cahill.
Cahill told the deputies that the day the company came he had been on the computer. He then consented to a search of his computer.
Deputies found hundreds of lewd images of children. Cahill admitted to downloading the pictures. He also claimed he deleted them because he knew they were illegal.
The images were assessed and eight children were identified. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children one of the children has been rescued.
Cahill was booked into the Tom Green County Jail at 1:40 p.m. Monday and was released after posting a $15,000 surety bond at 4:58 p.m.
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