State investigators arrest area man on child porn charges

James Scott Scruggs. (Law enforcement photo)
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AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) Investigators from the Texas Attorney General’s Office Child Exploitation Unit have arrested James Scott Scruggs, 44, of Leander, on a warrant charging three counts of possession of child pornography.

The warrant stems from an investigation that started with a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about child pornography that had been uploaded to a social media account.

“While executing a search warrant at Scruggs’ home, investigators from the Child Exploitation Unit found photos and videos of child pornography on his cell phone,” the Attorney General’s Office said in a press release Friday.

Investigators seized several digital storage devices for examination.

“During an interview, Scruggs admitted to investigators that he downloaded, viewed and uploaded files of child pornography,” the press release said.