Conroe Man Sentenced to Maximum Sentence for Sexually Exploiting Children
CONROE, TX -- On Thursday, December 5, 2019 in the 435th District Court with Judge Patty Maginnis presiding, Chadrick McNeal pled to the maximum sentence of twenty years in prison, on three second degree felony charges: two counts of Promotion of Child Pornography and one count of Sexual Performance by a Child. This was the maximum sentence allowed by law.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2019, in Conroe, Texas Defendant Chadrick McNeal, 23, was arrested for Possession/Promotion of Child Pornography and one (1) count of Sexual Performance by a Child. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) began an investigation in the fall of 2018 on a subject that was extorting inappropriate images from minor female children. The investigation led to the identity of numerous victims all over the world. DPS partnered with the Montgomery County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAO) team, an arm of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce and the Conroe Police Department, to successfully identify the Defendant. The Defendant was using a variety of social chat platforms to extort images from children.
This case was a multi-agency effort to get a serial child predator off the streets. Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Conroe Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety assisted in investigating this case and apprehending the offender.
Assistant District Attorney Laura Bond: 'I am proud of the multi-agency collaboration in this investigation. The sexual exploitation of children has no borders and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is instrumental to successful apprehension and prosecution in these cases.'
District Attorney Brett Ligon: 'The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is actively engaged in the mission to eradicate the exploitation of children online. Offenders who prey on children in this county can expect to receive swift and certain punishment.'