KERR COUNTY – A Kerrville man was arrested after authorities say they found graphic videos and images on his electronic devices related to the sexual assault of at least two minors.
Christopher Cuellar, 29, was taken into custody Thursday in the 100 block of Westminster Avenue, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Cuellar was under investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Office for possessing and promoting child pornography. When he was arrested, officials said he “attempted to forcefully evade arrest” and that he also “resisted search and transport to jail.”
The investigation began after a referral by Boone police in North Carolina reported Cuellar’s online activity with the Texas AG’s Office, according to deputies.
Cuellar was discussing the production and sharing of child pornography on social media with officers in North Carolina, according to the sheriff’s office.
When officers served a warrant for Cuellar, they took several of his electronic devices and found videos and images “related to the sexual assault of at least two female victims, including a child under age 6 and another child under age 14,” deputies said.
Cuellar is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, three counts of indecency with a child by contact and two counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography, according to the sheriff’s office.
He’s being held at the Kerr County Jail, and his bonds total $2,232,500.
“This investigation has revealed unspeakable crimes against these two innocent children. We thank the Texas AG’s office for their work and KPD for cooperating on this warrant,” said Sheriff Larry Leitha in a statement. “With our Digital Forensic Unit and the Crime Stoppers grant that made it possible, there is nowhere to hide for people who abuse children in this way. We were able to process evidence in hours, not weeks, and may have prevented further acts by this suspect. Harming children will not be tolerated in Kerr County, and we will do all we can to aid prosecution of these heinous crimes.”