Authorities executed 3 search warrants in Hopkins County as part of ongoing investigations into allegations of internet crimes against children, according to sheriff’s reports.
As part of officials’ response to a rise in cases involving internet crimes against children over the last 4-6 months, three search warrants were obtained for 3 Hopkins County addresses. The warrants were executed June 25 for all three locations, according to Corley Weatherford, chief investigator for Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
During the searches, officials seized a number of electronic items which will undergo forensics investigation. No arrests were made at that time. Investigation into these cases remains ongoing.
Weatherford anticipates any evidence and any findings will be presented to prosecutors, who will decide how or if to proceed with the cases from there.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.