Sheriff Zena Stephens has SUSPENDED VISITATION at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility until further notice. Phone privileges will remain in effect. - 3/13/2020
Suspect In Custody
This morning, the 30th day of September 2020, investigators with the Office of Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit along Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators executed an evidentiary search warrant at a residence in Beaumont for Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography.
This search warrant is the result a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline Report involving the upload of child pornography to a cloud storage account.
Evidence was seized and 56 year old Johnny Carl Hutson was arrested on a Failure to Register as a Sex Offender warrant. His bond was set at $250,000.00.
Hutson was previously convicted in 2008 of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and sentenced to 10 years in Texas Department of Corrections. Once paroled, he failed to continue to register as a Sex Offender.
This investigation continues and additional charges are expected to be filed.
9/30/2020 2:27 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO