Two men, including a former corrections officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, were sentenced to prison after each pleaded guilty to possession of child abuse materials.
This morning, David Love, 41, received a five year prison sentence after he pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The materials were discovered after Love left his laptop at a Castle Hills pawn shop. Employees discovered both child pornography and bestiality videos on Love’s device and reported them to Castle Hills police, who arrested Love on Feb. 3, 2021.
Adam Arenas, 25, pled guilty to promotion of child pornography on Monday and was sentenced to six years in prison. Arenas, a former guard at the TDCJ Dominguez State Jail, was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety. A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported Arenas had visual material that Arenas knew showed a child younger than 18 engaging in sexual conduct.
“Possession of child pornography is itself a form of abuse and revictimization. When adults such as these defendants abuse children, we must take a stand to protect these innocent young victims,” said Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.
Both cases were prosecuted by the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity and Cyber Crime Division.
Upon release from prison, each defendant will have to register as a sex offender.