Lubbock man accused in international child porn ring - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock man accused in international child porn ring

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Jeremy Labrec (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Jeremy Labrec (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Federal officials say they have busted an international child pornography ring, and according to the U.S. Department of Justice, one of those arrested is a Lubbock man. The DoJ identifies him as Jeremy Labrec.

Labrec, age 20 at the time, was arrested in Lubbock on March 17 of last year and held for U.S. Marshals.

He was transferred to the Southern District of Indiana to face charges in Indianapolis federal court.  

A written statement from federal officials says Labrec is "awaiting acceptance of [a] guilty plea."

Prosecutors have said that more than two dozen children in Indiana, other states, and other countries were abused in the production of the pornography. Prosecutors also said that in many cases the children were too young to understand the crimes committed against them. The pornography in question has also been described as child rape.

There are more than 20 suspects in nine different states.

Details of the child pornography investigation are available here, in a PDF from the Justice Department: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ins/press_releases/Pressrelease12/Bulldog20120607--final.pdf

Records pertaining to Labrec were unsealed Thursday afternoon. In one section of the records it says, "During the execution of a search warrant in his home on March 17, 2011, LABREC confessed to using his email accounts for this activity. He also confessed to communicating with the ringleader of the conspiracy, whose online identity he admitted knowing. LABREC also confessed to having illegal sexual contact with at least three minor children over the last few months. These victims were then under the age of 5 years. LABREC obtained access to the victims while working as a babysitter. His regular job, before a recent suspension, was employment at a pre-school. His conduct is under investigation."

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will continue to look for details about the Lubbock connection to the case and update this story as those details become available.

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