Sex offender arrested in Beaumont after child porn tip leads to search warrant

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Johnny Hutson was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender, and investigators say more charges are expected to follow

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A child sex offender accused of failing to register was arrested on Wednesday morning in Beaumont after a search warrant was carried out at a Beaumont home. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office found ‘evidence’ after a tip was received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the upload of child pornography to a cloud storage account. 

Johnny Carl Hutson, 56, was arrested on a failure to register as a sex offender warrant  and his bond has been set at $250,000. 

Hutson was convicted in 2009 of aggravated sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Officials say he didn’t continue to register as a sex offender once placed on parole. 

The investigation continues and investigators expect additional charges to be filed on Hutson. 

From a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office news release:

This morning, the 30th day of September 2020, investigators with the Office of Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit along Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators executed an evidentiary search warrant at a residence in Beaumont for Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography.

This search warrant is the result a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline Report involving the upload of child pornography to a cloud storage account.

Evidence was seized and 56 year old Johnny Carl Hutson was arrested on a Failure to Register as a Sex Offender warrant. His bond was set at $250,000.00.

Hutson was previously convicted in 2008 of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to 10 years in Texas Department of Corrections. Once paroled, he failed to continue to register as a Sex Offender.

This investigation continues and additional charges are expected to be filed.

Source: https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/crime/sex-offender-arrested-in-beaumont-after-child-porn-tip-leads-to-search-warrant/502-5539cedc-4ca7-4a1e-aade-199d02d721fb

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