Members of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office Internet Crimes Division traveled to Polk County Thursday, where they arrested a lifetime registered sex offender who apparently had no intention of giving up his sexual obsession with young boys.
David Michael Wood, 54, is charged with second-degree felony Promotion of Child Pornography.
In 1980, Wood was convicted of sexually molesting an 11-year-old boy in Nevada and served seven years in prison. He moved from Las Vegas to Texas and lives in a travel trailer in the Lake Livingston area, where Precinct 4 investigators and Polk County law enforcement arrested him Thursday morning, as a result of investigation that began in November.
When they knocked on Wood’s door, they heard frantic movement from inside the travel trailer and Wood was delayed in answering the door. Upon entry, they discovered Wood had multiple computers, laptop and desktop, and the first two checked out had no child pornography on them. However, a laptop found still on, and stashed beneath his bed told a very different story. It contained child pornography and evidence of distributing those images to others. The photos were of boys between 5 and 12 years old in sexual situations.
Woods’ employment involves providing services like installing cable and satellite television and internet. To date, there are no known allegations against Woods regarding his employment.
Pct. 4 Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden continues to be proud of his agency’s role in stopping those who prey upon children.
“This was a collaborative effort with Polk County law enforcement, and we’re all glad it was successful,” Constable Hayden said. “The internet has added to the way children can be victimized, and the way predators can network and in some case find victims.”
“When children are abused and photographed for sharing with others, those who view and redistribute the images are victimizing those children all over again and are responsible for the proliferation of this crime. I’m proud our agency is working to combat the victimization of the most innocent and helpless among us,” he said.