A 48-year-old Denison, Texas man has been arrested for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.
David Pettigrew was arrested on August 6, 2020, for transporting child pornography.
According to court documents, Pettigrew came to the attention of law enforcement officials through referrals sent by two electronic surveillance providers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Those referrals identified a computer user who uploaded suspected child pornography onto their online platforms. On August 6, 2020, Homeland Security Investigations agents executed federal search warrants at Pettigrew’s residence and the Denison Church of the Nazarene, after which, agents arrested Pettigrew.
If convicted, Pettigrew faces a minimum of 5 years and up to 20 years in federal prison.