Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Augustin Figueroa - Repeat Sex Offender - Trafficking Child Pornography

A man convicted of molesting a toddler more than a decade ago......

A man convicted of molesting a toddler more than a decade ago is back in jail, accused of trafficking child pornography.
Augustin Figueroa, 52, has been accused of offering to trade extremely graphic child pornography online, officials said. He was charged with three counts of promoting child pornography and more charges could be coming, according to prosecutors.
Police said they first made contact with Figueroa online last month and downloaded very graphic videos of children he was offering to trade. Some of the children were as young as 6 years old and engaged in sex, police said.

Investigators said they found more videos when they raided his house in Angleton and seized computers, hard disks and DVDs.

"They were able to actually look into his computer. In the computers belonging to this defendant, in his profile, child pornography. (We) found more than a hundred videos of very young children engaging in sexual acts," said Eric Devlin, an assistant Harris County prosecutor.

Figueroa was arrested at his job in east Fort Bend County.
He is a registered sex offender, convicted in 1997 of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
The investigation is not over. Detectives are still trying to identify the children being abused in the videos they said they found at Figueroa's home.
"The videos are very, very young. They are very, very graphic, so we are concerned. We'd love to talk to anybody who had any dealings or any experience with him," Devlin said.
Figueroa is facing three second-degree felonies. Each carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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