Richmond-area resident arrested on child pornography charge

- A joint operation leads to the arrest of a Richmond-area resident on a charge of possession/promotion of child pornography.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office, Rosenberg Police Department, Katy Independent School District police, Homeland Security Investigations and the Sugar Land Police Department worked together to determine that child pornography images and videos were shared online from a home on Worthing Lake Drive in the Waterside Estates subdivision. The operation was a Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children effort.

Law enforcement officers arrested Steve Trudell, 56, who was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Trudell is in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail under two bonds, one for $30,000 for the child pornography charge and one for $10,000 for the controlled substance possession charge.

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