Four Suspects Arrested for Targeting Children Online (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Friday, June 14, 2019, 10:31 (35 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit arrested four individuals for their part in targeting children using online applications and the internet.
Four separate search warrants were executed over a 24 hour period.

Charles Jonathan Baumer, (42 yoa), was arrested in the 700 block of Palm St. on Wednesday, June 12, during the execution of an arrest warrant for Online Solicitation of a Minor. This investigation continues and more charges are possible.

Clarence Penns, (35 yoa), was arrested in the 700 block of Palm St. on Thursday, June 14, during the execution of a search and arrest warrant for Online Solicitation of a Minor. Additionally, Samantha Crabtree, (27 yoa), was arrested for interference with Public Duties. She attempted to prevent detectives from entering the home during the execution of the warrants. The investigation into Penns continues and more charges are possible.

Robert Morris, (45 yoa), was arrested in the 200 block of North Mockingbird on Thursday, June 13, at his place of business, The Cash Register Guy, during the execution of a search warrant for Distribution of Child Pornography. This investigation continues and more charges are possible.

Anthony Sanders, (50 yoa), was arrested in the 1000 block of Justice Way on Thursday, June 13, during the execution of a search and arrest warrant for Online Solicitation of a Minor and Sexual Performance by a Child.

Electronic evidence was seized during each investigation and will be forensically processed by detectives. The Abilene Police Department would like to thank the Department of Public Safety for their continued support during the investigation of these crimes.


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Charles Baumer

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Clarence Penns

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Robert Morris

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Anthony Sanders

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