Suspect Arrested and Charged, Other Victims Possible
February 26, 2007 -- Additional
charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in June 2006
and Houston police investigators believe more victims exist and
encourage them to come forward.
The suspect, identified as Wilfredo
Vargas (H/m, DOB: 10/25/61), is now charged with one count
of indecency with a child, two counts of possession of child pornography
and one count of sexual performance by a child in the 209th State
District Court. He was arrested in Montgomery County last June
and found to have related cases in Houston.
HPD Juvenile Division Sergeant B. Null and Officer
H.A. Whillock of the Sex Crimes Unit reported:
HPD computer forensic unit analyzed a significant
amount of digital evidence seized from suspect Vargas’ home
in Houston and recovered thousands of images and video of child
pornography. He is currently in jail and awaiting trial in Montgomery
County on charges filed there.
Anyone who believes he or she has been victimized
by suspect Wilfredo Vargas is urged to contact the HPD Juvenile
Sex Crimes Unit at (713) 731-5335.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at