Weatherford Democrat

Top News

October 23, 2012

Kiddie porn lands man in jail

WEATHERFORD —  

A Parker County man who was found with thousands of child porn and erotica images on his computer was sentenced earlier this month to six years in prison. 

Rodney Willard Iglesias pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to six counts of possession of child pornography and, facing up to 10 years in prison on the charges, chose to have 43rd District Judge Trey Loftin assess punishment. 

Iglesias downloaded about 8,000 pictures from the Internet, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain. 

The vast majority were legal but highly offensive child erotica, while other images met the legal definition for child pornography, showing naked genitalia and breasts of children, Swain said. 

The images were primarily of prepubescent children, according to Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania, who presented the case. 

Iglesias, 62, worked in the hardware section of an area Walmart prior to his arrest.  

His daughter went into her father’s room to get items she had stored and found his computer beeping, according to Swain. 

After hitting the cursor, she saw images of nearly naked children and contacted Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, who referred her to the local DPS office. 

After the authorities were notified July 28, 2011, investigators seized and searched a couple of computers from the house, along with a flash drive. 

Iglesias reportedly admitted to possessing the pictures and masturbating while viewing them. 

Iglesias told an investigator that he had a background in photography and appreciated the youth and innocence of the children, Catania said. 

Loftin sentenced Iglesias on Oct. 11 to six years on each count, to be served concurrently.

He will become eligible for parole when his time served plus good time equals a quarter of his sentence, according to Swain. 

However, Iglesias will have to register as a sex offender until 2028. 

Iglesias, who was represented by court appointed attorney Rick Alley, has filed an appeal of the sentence.

1
Text Only
Top News
  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

  • IMG_6890.jpg WC’s new Allied Health Building nears completion

    Construction crews are in high swing as the completion date for Weatherford College’s new Don Allen Allied Health Building nears.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Women on subs? Navy exploring the possibility

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and to gauge those interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 13, 2014

  • Biz Index 1.jpg A Little Bit of Everything

    Kris Hurley and Natalie Mynar know a “Little Bit of Everything.” They should, as it’s their business to.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Log Cabin Days approaches

    MILLSAP – With the spring temperatures, folks around here are preparing for one of the biggest yearly events that our whole community comes together around. Many plans are in the works for the Millsap Log Cabin Day Festival.

    April 13, 2014

  • 0413 loc master gardener Aphids.jpg ASK A MASTER GARDENER: More aphids, more problems

    Aphids are tiny insects that congregate on the bottom side of leaves and suck the fluid out of your plants. Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results