Press Release-Courtesy of APD
Roommates Wesley James (32 yrs.), and Jacob Kelly (24 yrs.) were arrested and booked into the Taylor County Jail on Child Pornography related charges. Jacob Kelly, a registered sex offender was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and Possession of a firearm by a felon. Wesley James was arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography. Members of the Abilene Police Department Cyber Crimes and Fraud Division, executed a search warrant at a location on the 2000 Block of Delwood St. in northwest Abilene on March 6, 2018. James and Kelly were located inside the residence and taken into custody. Among the items recovered were a firearm and numerous devices containing child pornography. Kelly further admitted to having sex with an unknown underage female, that investigation is ongoing.
James and Kelly are being held in the Taylor County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $45,000 each.