Google Child Pornography arrest John Henry Skillern
John Henry Skillern (CREDIT: Webster Police)

Google Aiding Law Enforcement in Child Pornography Arrests

Child pornography suspect allegedly found with images and videos on phone and tablet device after Google contacted authorities.

A 41-year-old restaurant worker was arrested Thursday in Houston after Google contacted local authorities and said the suspect had been involved with child pornography on the Internet.

Google passed a cyber-tip along to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Washington, which then connected with authorities in Texas who arrested John Henry Skillern, according to KHOU in Houston

After obtaining a search warrant, investigators said they found child porn on Skillern’s phone and tablet device. They also found text messages and emails where he talked about his interest in children.

According to police, Skillern worked as a cook for a Denny’s restaurant in Pasadena. They say he had video on his cell phone of young children visiting the restaurant with their families.

“He was trying to get around getting caught, he was trying to keep it inside his email,” Detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce told KHOU. “I can’t see that information, I can’t see that photo, but Google can.”

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