• Monte Carrol Wainscott

Olney man indicted on 15 child pornography charges

An Olney man currently in custody at the Young County Jail was recently indicted on 15 charges of possession of child pornography.

Monte Carrol Wainscott, 70 Monte Carrol Wainscott, 70, of Olney, remains in custody on a $225,000 bond ($15,000 per charge) after a grand jury indicted him on charges related to Wainscott allegedly using Olney Library and Graham Library computers to upload child pornography via his Dropbox account.

Wainscott was remanded into custody following a 7-year investigation conducted by the Texas Rangers, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Dallas Police Department. Gregory Dugger, a detective with the DPD who had been investigating Wainscott since 2010, seemed to make a turning point in the case after linking an Internet Protocol Address with a Dropbox account he believed was used to store child pornography.

“Documents show the suspect used his library card to checkout a computer at the Internet Protocol Address,” Texas Ranger Michael Straub stated in his affidavit. “... I compared the dates the suspect used the computer at the library with the dates child pornography was uploaded. In comparing those dates and times, I found the suspect was using a library computer on dates and times when it was reported child pornography was uploaded.”

The affidavit further states the Dropbox account allegedly owned by Wainscott had more than 700 entries since 2014 with 300 entries listed in an “add” category. When law enforcement officials obtained a search warrant for the account in August, investigators found 27 images containing images of individuals under 18 years old, including two videos featuring individuals law enforcement officials estimated were between the ages of 9 and 12 years old.

Robert Jester, a special agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety, stated in the affidavit an IP address linked to the Library of Graham was also linked to uploads of child pornography allegedly made by Wainscott in December of 2013.

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