By LeaAnne Klentzman
Sugar Land police spokesman Doug Adolph announced the arrest of two men for possession of child pornography last week. According to Adolph, the Sugar Land Police Department was assisted in their investigations by the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force.
In the case involving Samuel McCord Sullivan, a 66 year old, self employed CPA who resides in Sugar Land, police were notified of the child pornography on his computer after he sought help from a local repair shop. A computer repair employee discovered the child pornography on Sullivan’s computer and called police. Adolph said, “Detectives obtained a search warrant, and a forensic examination of the computer confirmed the child pornography files.”
Sullivan was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with one count of possession of child pornography. His bond was $60,000.
Adolph explained the second case as unrelated. He said the case involving Richard S. Landrum developed as the result of an undercover SLPD cyber investigation. As the investigation progressed it led police to identify Landrum as the man using an online file-sharing program for child pornography. Armed with a search warrant for his home, police found images of child pornography on his computer.
Landrum, a 68 year old retired geologist, was arrested on Oct. 5 and was charged with possession of child pornography.
Although a forensic examination has not yet been completed on Landrum’s computer, he was taken into custody. His bond for the one count of possession of child pornography was set at $60,000. Once the investigation is complete, more charges are expected.