MORE DISTURBING ALLEGATIONS PERSIST
The ongoing investigation into the child porn ring recently broken up by SJC Sheriff Greg Capers and participating agencies with arrests made has been a devastating ordeal for victims, their family members, the community and the investigators. Sheriff Capers is quoted as having brought in a counselor to help his department deal with the spiritual health of his troops due to the horrendous evidence being collected and the emotional toll it has taken. The extreme measure gives credence to a persistent claim being made to The Sentinel by un official sources that at least one child victim may have died from their injuries sustained on video. The source of the video is being investigated.
Update on Child Sexual Assault & Child Pornography
FBI is assisting in the analysis of Computer Forensics
Harris County ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) is assisting in the Telephone Forensics
Attorney General's Office is sending additional Investigators to analyze Computer Data
Total number of Victims at this point could possibly be around 16 child Victims
Additional Charges may be forthcoming Pending the results of these interviews as well as the Forensics from the before mentioned.
Once again if anyone knows a victim involved in this or any other case like this please give our Detective Division a call at 936-653-4367 and or bring your child to our office. Further more if you or anyone you know are a victim of Sexual Assault feel free to contact the same number or your local authorities.
Greg Capers, Sheriff
San Jacinto County Sheriffs Office
75 W Cedar Ave
Coldspring, Texas 77331
Office # 936-653-4367
UPDATE; PERSON OF INTEREST TURNS SELF IN
Suspects more child victims possible and seeks community input
February 28th James Tumlinson W/M 26, was arrested in the 900 block of Joyce Street in Shepherd Texas, where he was initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child (1st degree felony). Sheriff Greg Capers and detectives with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office have continued to investigate this case resulting in additional charges being filed on suspect Tumlinson after gathering sufficient evidence at the scene.
(2) Charges of continuous sexual assault of a child (1st degree felonies) bond is set at $100,000 for 1st charge and a NO BOND for second charge
3,191 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography (3rd degree felonies) bond is set at $1,000,000
(7) Charges of Possession an Promotion of Child Pornography (2nd degree felonies)
bond is set at NO BOND
San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking Cody Franklin W/M 28, as a person of interest in this case.
This is an ongoing investigation, and the Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying any other children that may be involved.
Additional charges are expected to be filed along with additional arrests.
If you have any information related to this case, please contact the detective bureau at 936-653-4367.
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