Texarkana man accused of possessing child porn

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A Texarkana man was arrested last month after he allegedly shared child pornography with an undercover law enforcement officer in California.

Troy Dewayne Daniels, 48, was arrested Nov. 25 and is currently being held in the Bowie County jail on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possession of child pornography. Daniels became a target of law enforcement after he responded to an undercover officer’s post on the application Whisper, according to an affidavit attached to the complaint in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

Daniels allegedly told the officer that he had a young girl living in his home and made statements which led the officer to believe Daniels was either actively abusing sexually or whom he “aspired” to sexually abuse. Daniels allegedly sent pictures and a video to the officer via the Wickr application which were pornographic and involved prepubescent girls.

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Daniels allegedly told the undercover officer that the girl in his home had asked to kiss like she’d seen on television.

Investigators from local law enforcement and the FBI served a search warrant on Daniels’ home on Trinity Street in Texarkana, Texas, on Nov. 25. At that time, Daniels allegedly told investigators that the statements he made about the girl were just fantasy and denied any inappropriate contact.

Daniels allegedly showed investigators images of child pornography he had on his cell phone and was taken into custody.
The 6-year-old girl allegedly told a forensic interviewer that she and Daniels had “kissed like in the movies.”

According to federal court records, Daniels appeared Nov. 26 for an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven who appointed Texarkana attorney Jeff Harrelson to represent him. Harrelson waived the issue of detention but recently filed a motion for a hearing to determine if Daniels can be released. A date for the hearing has not been scheduled.

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