Houston man on the run after indictment on child pornography charges

- HOUSTON - A 36-year-old man who resided in Houston is being sought following the return of a four-count indictment on varying charges related to the production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

John Ferguson was indicted today for production, receipt, access with intent to view and possession of child pornography. It is believed that he has fled in order to avoid being arrested on these charges. He is considered a fugitive and a warrant remains outstanding for his arrest.

A criminal complaint, filed last month, alleges that Ferguson was accessing numerous files from a website known to contain child pornography. A search warrant was conducted at Ferguson's residence, at which time authorities seized several items, including computers. On those devices, the criminal complaint alleges that authorities discovered more than 1,000 videos and 13,000 images of child pornography.

The charges allege that in some of the videos an underage girl is seen being sexually assaulted and in lewd and lascivious poses that show her genitalia. According to the criminal complaint, the girl is seen on heavily stained carpet and on a bathroom counter during these acts. The charges indicate that these items match those seen in Ferguson's residence. What appears to be an adult male with matching characteristics of Ferguson is also seen in the videos, according to the complaint.

Ferguson is described as a 36-year-old white male, 5'10" and weighing approximately 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Investigators believe Ferguson may be driving an older model, silver, two-door Ford Focus.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of Ferguson. If you have information about him or his whereabouts, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at 713-693-5000.

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