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.