Former TDCJ Parole Officer Convicted for Producing Child Pornography
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Saralyn Ann Proschko, a former parole officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Proschko, 47, of Victoria, was charged along with her boyfriend - David Ray McGee, 48, of Wallis.
In July 2015, authorities with the Victoria Police Department (VPD) responded to the TDCJ - District Parole Office in Victoria in reference to allegations of possession of child pornography. Officers met with Proschko and discovered an electronic video on her cellular telephone of a juvenile female engaged in a sexual act. Further investigation led to the discovery and charging of McGee in relation to the allegations.
The court heard that McGee had met Proshko on a dating website. During their conversations, he had indicated he had a sexually fantasy. Soon after, Proschko began texting him photos of herself penetrating a young girl with various sexual objects. Eventually, that led to him sexually assaulting the young girl who had begged him to stop during the attack. In at least one instance, Procshko had actually held the toddler down while McGee assaulted her.
Proschko is set for sentencing Sept. 7, 2016, at which time she faces a minimum of 15 and up to 30 years in federal prison.
McGee pleaded guilty in November 2015 and was later sentenced to 27 years in federal prison. Upon his release, McGee will serve five years of supervised release during which he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict access to children and the Internet. He was also ordered to pay $2,537.60 in restitution and must register as a sex offender.
McGee and Proschko were arrested on the federal charges in July 2015 and have been in custody since that time where both will remain pending further criminal proceedings.
The charges are the result of the investigative efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Attorney General’s Office - Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Houston-Metro ICAC Task Force and VPD.
This case, prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."