"Cyber crimes investigator looks at child pornography cases here" by: Mike Reddell

   A Texas Attorney General (AG) criminal investigator who focuses on Internet crimes against children obtained a search warrant for evidence of child pornography at 2614 Ave. F in Bay City last week.
   Joined by officers from other agencies, Dara Bowlin, a sergeant with the AG Criminal Investigations Division, directed the search of the contents of the Avenue F building that bears the weathered lettering of “Baroid.”
   As of presstime Tuesday, June 5, no arrests have been reported as part of the investigation that’s under the direction of the Attorney General, which asks a law enforcement agency such as DPS, Bay City Police Department or the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Department to serve arrest warrants.
   Bowlin is a member of the Southern Texas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) with extensive experience in seizing and analyzing computer equipment in investigating crimes of exploiting children and those committed through the use of the Internet.
   In the search warrant request that was approved by 130th District Judge Craig Estlinbaum May 30, Bowlin said she was assigned to investigate a CyberTipline report that a local Dropbox user uploaded 11 files of suspected child pornography. 
   CyberTipline is part of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
   That tip first went to a Houston Police Department internet crimes against children investigator who issued a subpoena to AT&T Internet Services, which returned customer information showing an IP address belonging to an account holder at 2614 Ave. F, the search warrant affidavit shows.
   The affidavit notes that Bowlin believes seven of the uploaded files constitute child pornography and provided detailed descriptions of two files.

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