Katy man in custody for super aggravated sexual assault

Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office are appealing to the public to report to their local law enforcement agency if any of their children had come in contact with Charles Scott Crowley, charged with sexual assault of a child.

Crowley, 39, a Katy area resident is in Fort Bend County jail. While Fort Bend County has charged him for possession of child pornography, Montgomery County DA has charged with the super aggravated sexual assault, for assaulting a child under six years of age.

Authorities believe there are multiple other likely victims.

Bruce Moats investigator for cyber crimes said during the first week of April, the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office initiated an investigation into online child exploitation as part of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

The investigation led to simultaneous operations throughout the region, through which the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, apprehended Charles Scott Crowley and rescued three young children. As a result of that team effort, these children are safe from future harm from Crowley.

The victimized child is in Montgomery County. The Katy ISD police and Houston Police Department also joined in this investigation.

Shanna Redwine, assistant district attorney, from the special victims of division, Montgomery County, said We are asking for your help today. During this investigation, we have discovered that there may be other children who were victimized. If your children have had any contact with Charles Crowley, we want to know about it. While Crowley resided in the Katy area, his exposure and access to children could have occurred anywhere in Fort Bend County or elsewhere.

Fort Bend County DA Brian Middleton said, "The apprehension of this man and the rescue of these children would not be possible without the help from the members of the ICAC Task Force. We are only able to save children when we work together as a team."

The agencies participating in these operations include Homeland Security Investigations Houston Cyber Investigations Group, Houston Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety, Katy ISD Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General, Cy-Creek Tactical EMS, and Child Safe Harbour of Montgomery County.

Middleton said, “If you are seeking to harm our children, know that the Task Force is looking for you; we are looking for you.”

“If you seek to harm children in our county, know that the ICAC Task Force will find you and stop you, and we will be relentless in our prosecution of these crimes,” he said.