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Burnet County grand jury indicts man on child pornography, abuse charges

Johnathan Lamb of Florence

Johnathan Lamb, 33, of Florence was indicted by a Burnet County grand jury July 1 on child abuse and child pornography charges.

A Burnet County grand jury handed up indictments on 36 child pornography charges and two child sexual abuse charges against a 33-year-old Florence man.

Johnathan Lamb was indicted July 1 on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child as well as possession of child pornography charges. The sexual abuse charges involve two victims who were under the age of 14 at the time.

According to the indictment, the defendant abused one victim over a span of time from January 2015 to June 2019. The indictment states the defendant committed two or more acts during this time.

In the second count, the indictment charges that the defendant committed two or more acts over a span of time from July 2013 to December 2014 with a victim under the age of 14.

The first two charges are first-degree felonies and punishable by up to 99 years in prison. 

The defendant also faces 36 third-degree felony possession of child pornography charges, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to the indictment, he possessed numerous child pornography materials, including photos and videos, on or around April 9, 2021. 

Lamb was first booked into the Burnet County Jail on April 9 following his arrest. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 in bonds on each of the child sexual abuse charges and $5,000 in bonds on each of the 36 possession of child pornography charges. 

daniel@thepicayune.com

1 thought on “Burnet County grand jury indicts man on child pornography, abuse charges

  1. “It has been said that if child abuse and neglect were to disappear today, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual would shrink to the size of a pamphlet in two generations, and the prisons would empty. Or, as Bernie Siegel, MD, puts it, quite simply, after half a century of practicing medicine, ‘I have become convinced that our number-one public health problem is our childhood’.” (Childhood Disrupted, pg.228).
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    Trauma from unchecked toxic abuse (a.k.a. Adverse Childhood Experiences), sexual or otherwise, typically results in a helpless child’s brain improperly developing. If allowed to continue for a prolonged period, it can act as a starting point into a life in which the brain uncontrollably releases potentially damaging levels of inflammation-promoting stress hormones and chemicals, even in non-stressful daily routines. It has been described as a discomforting anticipation of ‘the other shoe dropping’ and simultaneously being scared of how badly you will deal with the upsetting event, which usually never transpires. It can make every day an emotional/psychological ordeal, unless the mental turmoil is treated with some form of medicating, either prescribed or illicit. The pain — unlike an openly visible physical disability or condition, such as paralysis, a missing limb or eye — is very formidable yet invisibly confined to inside one’s head, solitarily suffered.

    As likely countless other people feel, I strongly believe that a psychologically and emotionally sound, as well as a physically healthy, future needs to be every child’s right, especially considering the very troubled world into which they never asked to enter.

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