Travis Whittemore Pilot dead and obituary, Commercial pilot accused of driving 4 hours

Montgomery County prosecutors say Travis Jared Whittemore, a 35-year-old industrial pilot who drove 4 hours from the Dallas space to Conroe, had intercourse with a toddler beneath 10 relation.

“There was a rise in these circumstances,” Assistant District Lawyer Lola Beckman mentioned. Social media apps are like a playground, and youngsters are the goal, Beckman mentioned.

“It’s not a darkish net app that you must be very secretive to entry,” she mentioned. “Our youngsters can use these.” Beckman says you by no means know who’s actually behind it.

“These perpetrators do not need typical traits,” she mentioned.

Based on court docket paperwork, Whitmore traveled from the Dallas space to Conroe final Wednesday to have intercourse with a toddler beneath the age of 10.

Beckman mentioned he was an Air Pressure veteran who served as a pilot for a serious airline.

“This worries us for a number of causes,” she mentioned. “We all know he traveled internationally as a pilot and had entry to others exterior the jurisdiction.”

Once they confiscated his cellphone, she mentioned they discovered baby pornography.

He’s now charged with soliciting minors on-line and twin possession of kid pornography.

“If we will catch these pedophiles earlier than they get to our youngsters, we’re doing an incredible service to the group,” Beckman mentioned.

Whittemore holds $90,000 in bonds. He faces as much as 20 years in jail for charging a minor on-line and as much as 10 years for any possession of kid pornography. If convicted, he should even be registered as a intercourse offender.