LUBBOCK- The FBI is looking for additional victims after a 24-year-old Lubbock man was arrested and indicted for possession of lewd images of a child.
According to court documents, Tyler Patrick Brown admitted to having inappropriate relationships with 14 minors after he turned 18 years old. Brown was investigated after parents from a Lubbock area high school reported he was in sexual relationships with students.
Brown allegedly told the FBI that he would gain the minors confidence by saying he was a high school student. He also told investigators that he would not groom or sexually assault any more minors. Brown did identify the 14 children.
While investigating, the FBI discovered a video of a minor and Brown. At the time the video was recorded, Brown lived in Abilene and the minor in the video was not one he had identified. This video was made in 2019 when Brown was 21 and the child was 15.
On June 6, the FBI interviewed the minor from the video. She lived in San Angelo and said she met Brown through Snapchat, a popular social media platform. The child said Brown told her he was 16. Brown would send the child sexual videos and money through Venmo and Cash App.
The child blocked Brown after he offered to pay her if she would agree to meet him.
On June 24, one of the victim’s parents contacted law enforcement when they said Brown was at a basketball game at a Lubbock high school. Investigators found Brown at the school wearing a “press” lanyard and had scoresheet that were not filled out.
4 days later on June 28, Brown was booked into the Lubbock Detention Center for possession of child pornography and will be held until a trial.
If anyone has information regarding potential victims, call the Lubbock FBI Resident Agency Office at 806-765-8571.