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17 year-old arrested for child porn enrolled at elementary school pretending to be 12

November 22, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
17 year-old arrested for child porn enrolled at elementary school pretending to be 12 Randy Ray Weson (left) and Ricardo Javid Lugo (right) - Image courtesy of mirror.co.uk

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A 17-year-old teen in Texas pretended to be just 12 years-old just so he could enroll as a sixth grader at a Texas Elementary school was arrested on child pornography charges.

Arrested with him was a 28 year-old man, who was pretending to be the teen’s dad and could have lured him into the deceptive plot police say.

The man made a disturbing revelation to police, admitting “to sexually abusing over 100 children between the ages of 7 to 14 years of age,” reports WFAA.

Ricardo Javid Lugo allegedly posed as a pre-teen at Hurst Hills Elementary School, in Hurst, for more than three months after faking his enrollment in August,according to CBSDFW.

The predator is Randy Ray Wesson, 28, who was charged as well. Wessen claimed he lured Lugo, an American citizen who was living in Mexico, over social media to live with him in the U.S. in March.

Wesson is accused of forging paperwork and pretending to be Lugo’s father to help sign him up to the school in the summer.

According to arrest records , Wesson admitted to possessing a disgusting 42,000 child pornography images stored on his computer and various cloud media storage devices.

 

Cops were alerted about the scam by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and raided the Fort Worth home the pair shared earlier this week.

They seized what officers described as a “large amount of evidence of child pornography and exploitation of children.”

Wesson was arrested on charges of possession with intent to promote child pornography, sale of harmful materials, and tampering with government records.

Lugo was pulled from class on Tuesday by Child Protective Services.

Parents at the school were “shocked” to hear that an alleged child pornographer had been lurking among their children..

“I don’t understand how the documents could have been forged to the point where, ya know, no one in the school could figure it out. Obviously, I’m shocked,” Danny Scott told CBSDFW.

“It’s disheartening,” Wale Aridegbe told WFAA.

The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District said it was cooperating with the investigation.

“Hurst Hills staff followed all procedures regarding enrollment when the student was enrolled in August,” a statement issued by the school said.

“There was no indication the records were forged or he was too old to attend elementary school. The student’s behavior at school also did not raise any concerns,” it added.

Hurst police Sgt. Craig Teague said there was, so far, no evidence suggesting that any of the alleged victims came from the Hurst school.

However, he said he did believe “there will be child victims in our region.”

Lugo’s bond has been set at $250,000, while Wesson’s stands at $3 million.

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