In his first public bill signing following the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of sexual assault.
Most parents would do anything to protect their children from harm, but in some households right here in Lubbock, parents are deliberately putting their children in dangerous situations so they can make a profit.
People tend to think Lubbock doesn’t have to deal with “big city” problems like trafficking, but Leslie Timmons, the Education director at Voice of Hope, said West Texas is a perfect storm, with our big industries and disposable money.
The Child Exploitation Unit of the Texas Attorney General’s Office arrested 44-year-old James Scott Scruggs, of Leander, Texas, on three counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.