Area correctional officer suspected on child pornography charges

Area correctional officer suspected on child pornography charges
James Kenneth Crawley, 59 / Source: Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office
James Kenneth Crawley, 59 / Source: Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office

OCHILTREE COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Authorities say a correctional officer in Ochiltree County has been arrested and is suspected of possessing child pornography.

James Kenneth Crawley, 59, was booked into the county jail Wednesday morning. Sheriff Terry Bouchard confirmed Crawley's employment as an officer at the jail, located in Perryton.

Bouchard said the Texas Rangers took over the investigation shortly after the Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office learned that a department employee was suspected. That investigation is still ongoing with assistance from Amarillo's Federal Bureau of Investigation office.

Crawley remains in custody pending arraignment.

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