Abilene Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 16:29 (215 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes unit along with Abilene Christian University Police executed a Search and Arrest warrant at a North Abilene residence. Jacob Hutchison (20 yoa), was taken into custody from his dorm room located in the 1400 block of Cedar Crest Drive.

Detectives with the Cyber Crimes Unit received information that led them to believe a subject in Abilene was distributing child pornography. Detectives worked closely with the ACU Police Department to identify the subject and to develop a safe plan to apprehend him.

The investigation revealed that Hutchison was using popular social media apps used by teens, to distribute the graphic pictures. Hutchison was also found to be in possession of numerous videos containing child pornography.

Hutchison targeted the social media apps, KiK, TikToc, SnapChat, and Dropbox, due to their popularity with teens.

Hutchison was arrested for Second Degree Felony Distribution of Child Pornography and Third Degree Felony Possession of Child Pornography.


Jacob Hutchison

Rick Tomlin
Public Information Coordinator

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