TWO LIFE SENTENCES IN SOLICITATION OF MINOR CASE

From the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

THOMPSON April 3, 2009

PRESS RELEASE


A Montgomery County Jury handed down two life sentences to Timothy Eugene Thompson, a registered sex offender, for two counts of Online Solicitation of a Minor. Thompson utilized his computer to engage in sexually explicit conversations with a member of Perverted Justice, a private organization that targets sex offenders, who was representing herself as a 13 year old girl. Joel Daniels, the prosecutor in the case, presented evidence that after the Thompson solicited the “minor” to engage in sexual contact, the case was brought to the District Attorney’s Office. Chris Smith, an investigator with the District Attorney’s Office and a member of the Montgomery County Crimes Against Children Task Force, obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s residence and discovered evidence confirming the illegal solicitation. The defendant had a prior conviction for Sexual Assault of a Child, and punishment evidence included testimony from other children he had victimized.

“We should all realize that the internet, while a blessing, has become a tool for pedophiles to reach out and victimize our children,” said District Attorney Brett Ligon. “Prisons were built to protect society from men like Mr. Thompson. We fully support the hard work of the Conroe Police Department, the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office and the FBI and their task force’s pledge to monitor the internet for the perverted tentacles of sex offenders looking to prey on our innocents.”

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