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CONROE, Texas A Harris County, Texas teen is accused of sexually assaulting his 6-year-old cousin in Conroe and posting sexually explicit videos and photos of the boy on the Internet.

The 16-year-old suspect faces several charges including: aggravated sexual assault of a child; sexual performance by a child; indecency with a child; exploitation of a child; possession and promotion of child pornography; trafficking of a person; obscenity; and unlawful restraint.

The investigation began in 2012 when Homeland Security received a tip concerning the interstate transmission of child pornography. It was traced to the teen s home in Harris County.

When more child porn was sent from the same home last month, federal agents and the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable s Office High Tech Crimes Unit searched the home. They recovered more than 4,000 images and video from the teen s computer and cell phone.

They later confirmed that some of the images and video were of the 6-year-old cousin.

The suspect remains in juvenile detention.

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