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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Abilene Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography


Abilene, Texas – On October 19, 2022, Detectives with the Abilene Police Department, Cyber Crimes Division, and investigators from the Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant for child sex abuse material at a south Abilene residence. 

 The subsequent investigation revealed that 72-year-old Robert Smith was found to be in possession of multiple images of child sex abuse material. On October 20, an arrest warrant was sought for Robert Smith, and he was taken into custody. He was booked at the Taylor County Jail with a bond set at $50,000.  

Detectives are asking if anyone has had questionable dealings with Smith to contact them at the non-emergency number, 673-8331.

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