January 22, 2013
Computer crimes are growing and usually do not occur in a single county or court jurisdiction. My bill closes a loophole in the prosecution of computer crimes – especially online impersonation – by allowing prosecutors in the county of the victim to go after offenders who live elsewhere.
Like other parts of Texas, my district includes online impersonation victims who, unfortunately, have not been able to seek justice in the counties where they live. Instead, they’re left to rely on law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in far off places to handle their cases.
I worked closely with the Austin Police Department to fix this problem and make it easier to press charges against people who perpetuate the scourge of identity theft and online impersonation.