Tarkington man arrested for multiple child sex offenses

The arrest of a 26-year-old Tarkington man on multiple child sex offenses, including child pornography, has the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office seeking information on additional victims.

According to a statement from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Wayne Shafer was arrested at his Tarkington area home on Tuesday, April 6, after LCSO Investigator Sean Mitchell responded to his residence after allegations of child sex abuse were made against Shafer. The alleged victim is a 9-year-old child.

Mitchell conducted an immediate investigation into the allegations. During the investigation, Shafer reportedly was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was arrested for that offense.

“As the investigation continued, probable cause was found to sustain additional charges against Shafer for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, a first-degree felony; Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony: and Possession With Intent to Promote Child Pornography, a second-degree felony,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

Mitchell believes there may be more victims.

Anyone with additional information about Shafer and his possible association with other children is asked to contact the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at 936-336-4500.

Other charges may be pending.

Note: A mugshot for Shafer is not available at this time as the County Jail is having issues with technology issues.


  1. He will get out ..and no one will care hes around children again man in Dayton tx was in prison for raping a child and drug her before he raped M her but does Liberty county care it’s been reported many times ..on top of that A jailer in Liberty county met him while he was in jail again for something else started dating him and now those 2 girls and a son is around him everyday goes to his house because the momma dont believe it happen.. hes has her brained washed

  2. I hope he doesn’t get out as there is no way to rehabilitate child predators. Studies have shown that even castration does not stop them. Innocent children are our greatest assets and should be protected at all costs.

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