Some criminals are hard to spot.
After he was arrested for public intoxication, 31-year-old Commerce resident David Mayer was also arrested on charges of possession/promotion of child pornography when officers allegedly found child pornography on his cell phone.
Detectives made the determination that it was Mayer who had taken the pornographic images of the child.
Possession or promotion of child pornography is a Felony 3 crime, which carries no more than 10 and no less than two years in a state penitentiary, and fines of no more than $10,000.
According to Commerce Police Community Resources Officer Alex Suarez, the child pornography criminals are hard to profile, therefore difficult to catch.
“It’s unfortunate that it happens, but it happens more than we know,” he said. “There’s not a way to profile anybody that way.”
Suarez said there are some signs parents can look for when their children are outside.
“If somebody is taking pictures (of children) when they’re not supposed to or spending time with children who are not their own,” he said, adding another sign to look for is if someone is “Overly friendly to children.”
Suarez said the number one rule is just to “Be cautious with your children.”
Mayer has been transported to the Hunt County Jail and is currently being held there.
Some criminals are hard to spot.
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