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Texas man arrested for child abuse, porn; roommate posed as 12-year-old boy

Left to right: Wesson, Lugo Left to right: Wesson, Lugo
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (WVUE) -

Investigators say a 28-year-old man admits he sexually abused more than 100 children and had more than 40,000 images of child porn when he was arrested near Fort Worth, Tex.

In addition, investigators fear that Randy Wesson's 17-year-old roommate, who was also arrested, may have tried to recruit children at an elementary school. Police said Richard Lugo posed as a 12 year old and used forged documents to enroll as a sixth-grader.

Detectives don't have evidence that any students were approached for pornography, but for both police and the school district, the possibility alone is a concern.

"We are sickened by this,” said school district spokeswoman Judy Everett. “To think this could be happening and again - that is why I urge parents, talk to your kids. Sit down with them, as uncomfortable and distressing as this conversation might be."

Police raided Wesson's home Tuesday in response to a tip about Internet child porn and child abuse.

According to an affidavit, Wesson has identified 12 of his victims by name.

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