A Brownwood man was indicted on five counts of possession or promotion of child pornography in a case investigated by the Texas Attorney General Office’s Child Exploitation Unit.
The February session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned the indictment against Robert Fry, 56. Fry is accused by indictment of possessing images of child pornography on a cell phone on March 8, 2017, documents in Brown County District Clerk Cheryl Jones’ office state.
According to a press release issued in March 2017 from the attorney general’s office:
Following a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, investigators executed a search warrant at Fry’s residence, where pornographic images of children were found on his cell phone.
Fry confessed to downloading and saving images to his phone, the attorney general’s office alleged in the press release.
Investigators seized the phone for further examination by the Digital Forensics Unit of the attorney general’s office.
Possession of child pornography is a is a third-degree felony, and Fry could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.