Additional child sex charges filed against former ETX school employee

From the Nacogdoches Co Sheriff's Office:

NACOGDOCHES CO. (KYTX) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has filed two more felony charges against Justin Lejeune who has been in custody since December 5, 2013 on charges of Child Pornography and Improper photo or visual recording. Bonds have been set at 200,000.00 dollars on these two charges.

The sheriff office conducted a search warrant on Lejeune residence on December 5, 2013 where investigators found child pornography and improper visual recordings made at his residence. Lejeune was not at the residence during the execution of the search warrant, but was later found at work. Investigators with the Sheriff Office and Texas Ranger Travis Brazil conducted an interview with Lejeune who gave a confession to what evidence had been found at his residence.

Sheriff Bridges stated that during this time, investigators have been busy reviewing evidence found at the scene. Investigators have uncovered numerous DVD's that were found in Lejeune bedroom. Sheriff Bridges stated that there are over 150 videos of improper visual recordings and over 30 videos of child pornography that were downloaded by Lejeune.

During the investigation the sheriff office has uncovered a sexual assault that occurred at Lejeune's residence to a child in 1999. Lejeune was interviewed about the sexual assault of a child and has given a confession to the crime.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office obtained two more warrants for Lejeune on December 17, 2013. Lejeune was filed on for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child a first felony and Possession of Child Pornography a 2nd felony.

Sheriff Bridges stated that the computers taken from Lejeune residence are still being processed by the Lufkin Police Department computer forensics dept. More charges may still be filed at the conclusion of this case.

Justin Lejeune is awaiting arraignment on the two felony charges filed today against him. Lejeune remains in the Nacogdoches County Jail.

The Texas Rangers, FBI and Lufkin Police Department are assisting in the investigation.


From Nacogdoches ISD:

Justin LeJeune, a former employee of Nacogdoches ISD, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department officials arrested LeJeune at their office Thursday afternoon after taking him in for questioning.

Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes said the district is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.

"Nacogdoches ISD will not tolerate those who choose to prey upon children in any manner," he said.

LeJeune, a 31-year-old lead cook at Nacogdoches High School, was first employed by the Student Nutrition Department in February 2008 and rehired in March 2010.

In LeJeune's position as lead cook, he prepared food and occasionally served meals in the high school cafeteria line. He did not receive a district computer login, which is reserved only for kitchen managers in the food service department on each campus.

The district also protects against the viewing of restricted content — by employees and students — through the installation of a Child Internet Protection Act compliant Internet filter.

Criminal background checks, which followed the state-mandated process, were performed both times the district hired LeJeune.

"Mr. LeJeune's criminal history was individually reviewed, as it is for every NISD employee, and we have not received any complaints from students or employees about him," Hayes said. "

Hayes added that Nacogdoches ISD rejects any candidate who is not in the best interest of the district's students.

He added that the arrest was "not indicative of all of the great work being performed every day by our nearly 1,000 district employees."



NACOGDOCHES COUNTY (KYTX) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a Nacogdoches Man on Child Pornography charges after a search warrant was conducted on his residence.

Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that his office received information that the suspect had surveillance cameras set up in his residence and was secretly recording visitors at his residence in the bathroom. The Sheriff Office conducted an investigation into the allegations and developed probable cause for a search warrant of the residence located on FM 3314.

Thursday morning around 10:30 am Sheriff Investigators executed the search warrant on the residence. At the residence Investigators found hidden cameras throughout the residence that were aimed in secluded locations such as bathrooms and guest bedrooms.

During the search investigators started finding massive amounts of pornography inside the suspect's bedroom. A brief search of the suspect's computer revealed several images of child pornography that had been downloaded onto the computer.

Investigators have also found numerous homemade video recordings that people were unknowingly videotaped while inside the residence. Three computers, several other electronic items, DVD's, notebooks, and several other components of pornography were seized from the residence.

Sheriff Investigators along with Texas Ranger Travis Brazil investigated the scene. The suspect, Justin Lejeune 31 years of age was not at the residence during the execution of the search warrant.

Investigators located the suspect at work and conducted an interview with him. During the interview the suspect has given a confession to the child pornography found on his computer and secret video tapes he made of guest visiting his home. Lejeune was then taken into custody and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail on charges of possession of Child Pornography a 2nd felony.

Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that the evidence discovered at the scene leads us to believe that the suspect has been making and recording these homemade videos for over 5 years. We have also found numerous names inside the suspect's journal. There could be unknowingly numerous victims out there that we are going to have to identify during this investigation.

Sheriff Bridges stated that it could take well over a month to go through all the evidence and identify victims in this case. The Sheriff Office, Texas Rangers, FBI and the Lufkin Police Dept. are assisting with the investigation. Sheriff Bridges stated that the Lufkin Police Department computer forensics has taken custody of the computers seized in the residence and will be processing and analyzing those images found on the computers.

The Sheriff Office is also obtaining another warrant today on Justin Lejeune for improper image photography or visual recording which is a state jail felony and another charge for Possession of Child Pornography a 2nd felony will be filed. Sheriff Bridges expects additional charges to be filed once the investigation is fully completed. This appears to be one of the largest pornography cases that we have had in Nacogdoches County in sometime.




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