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Lufkin man accused of having child porn back behind bars

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man accused of possessing child pornography is behind bars again after the district attorney's office filed a motion to revoke his bond.

District Attorney Art Baueriss told Judge Paul White he believed 28 year-old Eric Allen violated his bond based on data from his GPS tracking system.

An official with the company that monitors the device testified that there were several instances that showed Allen to be within 1,000 feet of several places that he was prohibited from going, like Kiwanis Park.

Monday afternoon, Judge White decided to revoke Allen's bond and he was taken into custody.

Allen was arrested in December of 2013 when Huntington ISD police found child pornography on Allen's phone, while attending a basketball game at the middle school.

In a previous KTRE report, Huntington ISD Police Chief Mike Jinkins said the investigation began Dec. 4 at a girls middle school game. Jinkins said a Hudson coach approached him and told him about Allen. The coach said he had been banned from Hudson games because he was watching small children.

Jinkins said they kept a close eye on Allen Monday and Allen showed up at the gym again Tuesday night for the high school games. Jinkins said it did not appear Allen had been paying attention to the games, so he approached him as he was leaving that night.

Jenkins said Allen gave consent for him to search his phone, and Jenkins said officers saw what appeared to be child pornography on it.

"We then got a search warrant for the phone and confirmed there was child pornography on it," Jenkins said.

Allen was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday, on a charge of third-degree possession of child pornography. His bond is set at $5,000.

"I would be very appreciative as a parent to know that this guy was picked up for what he was picked up for," Jenkins said.

Central ISD Police Chief Danny Alders said Allen graduated from the school but kept attending basketball games. He said after several complaints, Allen received a criminal trespass warning.

Hudson Superintendent Mary Ann Whitener said Allen attended Hudson games last year and sat in the student section. She said police kept an eye on him and suspected him of stalking and taking pictures of students. Police told him he was no longer welcome on campus and if he returned, he would get a criminal trespass warning.

"He was just moving on to the next school," Jenkins said.

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