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Gatesville ISD custodian arrested by Texas AG's child exploitation unit for lewd visual material depicting a child

Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 14:04:41-05

GATESVILLE, TX — Gatesville ISD said that law enforcement officials have arrested a custodian for possession of "lewd visual material depicting a child."

Police said that the material was on a personal device at the custodian's home.

Curtis Pruitt, 55, was arrested in part of an investigation by the Texas Attorney General's Office. They said that Pruitt uploaded two lewd images involving a child to an email account.

When interviewed, they said he admitted to creating and using the email account, as well as uploading the to images reported by the tipline.

Investigators seized multiple items to be analyzed by the Digital Forensics Unit and Pruitt was transported to the Coryell County Jail without incident

Gatesville ISD said that although no inappropriate activity happened on school property, the employee was placed on leave while the investigation continues.