Texas News

News > Texas News > Ex-teacher pleads guilty to child porn in Texas

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to child porn in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston-area elementary school music teacher has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

A U.S. attorney said Monday that 33-year-old Derrick Gossett of Humble has entered a guilty plea to two counts of child pornography production. Authorities say Gossett worked at Anderson Elementary School in the Spring Independent School District at the time of the offenses.

He was originally arrested on state charges in August 2013.

Court records indicate Gossett posed as a girl on Facebook using images from a former student. He used the account to solicit photographs from boys in Texas and outside the country. Authorities say they found hundreds of images on an external hard drive of boys aged 12 to 17.

Texas News

The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud: 10:45 a.m...
The reward for Santos Francisco Sanchez, 47, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured...
Texas home prices hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2015, while home sales remained strong amid high...
Republican leaders in Texas are not rushing to the defense of Attorney General Ken Paxton before he's expected to...
A long-vacant lockup in a remote part of West Texas has been chosen to house Texas' most violent sex offenders...