Five Men Arrested After Child Pornography Sting

Five Men Arrested After Child Pornography Sting

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A number of West Texas men are behind bars on child pornography charges.

The Office of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with U.S. Marshals and local authorities, recently arrested five suspects.

According to the press release, Perre Jones, Matthew Weidner, Avery Rodriguez are all facing child pornography charges.

According to the release, Jones is accused of having child porn images on his phone along with sharing photos on social media as is Rodriguez.

Authorities were tipped off to the two when they received separate cyber tip line reports saying each had uploaded a pictures showing child pornography to social media sites.

Weidner is accused of sharing online videos of children being sexually assaulted.

We're told their computers and various devices were confiscated as part of the investigation.

Christopher Lara and Michael Martinez were also arrested in connection with the sting.

We'll bring you more information on this developing story as it becomes available.