Convicted Sex Offender Arrested Again For Child Porn

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested Again For Child  Porn
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 9:32am

LAS CRUCES- A 45-year-old registered sex offender arrested in September for child abuse is now charged with sexual exploitation of children.

Rex Earl Hampton was charged on Thursday with seven counts of sexual exploitation of children. All seven charges are for possessing obscene visual or print images of children.

Last month, officer went to Hampton’s home to verify his residential address and compliance with the law. The officer discovered that Hampton had a desktop computer and asked for permission to search it.

Hampton computer ultimately revealed numerous still images and videos depicting children engaging in sexual acts.

On Sept. 20 Hampton and his sister, 40-year-old Ethel Fay Hampton, were charged with negligent child abuse because the woman’s two children were living in the home that was infested with spiders and cockroaches.

A 22-month-old boy was later examined by a physician who told investigators that he appeared to be suffering from several insect bites and possibly one spider bite.

The children were turned over to the custody of the state’s Children, Youth and Families Department.

Rex Hampton is currently in custody.
 

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