Defendant sentenced to 30 years prison for Sexual Assault of a Child
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in the 359th District Court of Montgomery County, Texas, (Judge Damico presiding for Judge Kathleen Hamilton) Defendant Jeffrey Pittman, 47, pleaded guilty to the felony offenses of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Assault of a Child. Pittman was sentenced to 30 years confinement in TDCJ-ID on the Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child charge and to 20 years TDCJ-ID on the other charge. These sentences will run concurrently and Pittman will not be eligible for parole, and will not be released until completion of his 30 year sentence.
In March of 2018, Detective Foreman, with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating an offense involving child sexual abuse. It was discovered that the Defendant had been taking inappropriate photographs of his minor stepdaughter. Special Agent Nathan Curry with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), also with the Internet Crimes Against Children Division at Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, joined MCSO in the investigation. Special Agent Curry and Detective Foreman determined that Defendant was a wildland firefighter employed by Texas A&M Forest Service. A forensic download of the Defendant’s phone revealed numerous images of Child Pornography including images of his minor stepdaughter. It was discovered throughout the investigation that the Defendant engaged in sex acts and took inappropriate photos of his stepdaughter for years, from approximately age 8 through the time of the arrest.
Laura Bond, ICAC/HT Prosecutor stated, “It was because of the collaboration with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the US Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other members of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce that this child was able to get the justice she deserves.”
Source: J. Tyler Dunman, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Special Crimes Bureau, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office