Weldon Kovacevich, previously of Bayou Vista Police, plead guilty to the creation and dispersal of child pornography. According to the Houston Chronicle, “more than 1,100 images of child pornography were found on Kovacevich’s computer including the images he had sent to Virginia. The images included men performing sexual intercourse and oral sex with young girls.”
Ex-Galveston lawman admits sending child porn
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A former Galveston County lawman has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography, a federal prosecutor said.
Weldon Kovacevich, a 45-year-old Bayou Vista resident, appeared before U S. Magistrate Judge John Froeschner and admitted to sending images from his home computer via the Internet to Virginia.
He faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in January, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Stabe. The court may also impose a life term of supervised release, along with other conditions. He will remain on bond.
Stabe said Kovacevich remained silent during Friday’s hearing.
He was arrested by FBI agents in February after he was indicted on charges of both distribution and possession of child pornography.
Kovacevich worked for the Bayou Vista Police Department from 1995 to 2003 and for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office from 1991 to 1995. At the time of his arrest, he was working as a loan officer with a mortgage company.
Last year, investigators seized a computer, CDs, cameras, discs, videos and other items from Kovacevich’s home.
More than 1,100 images of child pornography were found on Kovacevich’s computer including the images he had sent to Virginia. The images included men performing sexual intercourse and oral sex with young girls.