SPECIAL CRIMES BUREAU
The Special Crimes Bureau at the District Attorney’s Office consists of personnel divided into different specialized divisions.
Tyler Dunman is the Chief of the Special Crimes Bureau. He is responsible for program development and the daily supervision and training of all Assistant District Attorneys assigned to the Public Integrity, Vehicular Crimes, Special Victims, Internet Crimes Against Children-Human Trafficking, Major Offenders, White Collar / Civil Litigation, and Family Violence Divisions.
Dunman attended Texas A&M University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2003. Upon graduation, Dunman attended South Texas College of Law. While at South Texas College of Law, Dunman was a member of the advocacy program and served as an Editor on Law Review. Dunman graduated cum laude from South Texas in 2006. After law school, Dunman was a briefing attorney on the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas, for the Honorable Justice Richard Edelman. Dunman joined the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in 2007 where he has served as the Chief of the Public Integrity Division and the Chief Prosecutor in multiple District Courts before being promoted to Chief of the Special Crimes Bureau. Dunman holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor.
SPECIAL VICTIMS DIVISION
The Special Victims Division specializes in cases involving children and families. Part of this division prosecutes cases involving Child Sexual Abuse and is located at the Children’s Safe Harbor in Conroe, Texas. Children’s Safe Harbor is a nationally accredited non-profit children’s advocacy center established to provide a central location for professional agencies involved in providing services or investigations into allegations of child sexual abuse. A centralized location allows families to receive the various services and interact with investigating agencies at one campus, rather than running around all over the county.
The Safe Harbor Multi Discipline Team Members
The statistics are alarming with 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will become sexually abused before their 18th birthday. This is why the D.A.’s office is committed to fighting child abuse. The public does a good job of warning our children about “stranger danger”, but, in most instances – the danger is in the home. Statistics show that only around 2% of the time does sexual abuse involve a stranger. That means approximately 98% of the sexual abuse of children is perpetrated by family members or someone known to the child.
Learn More About Child Abuse
There are signs and symptoms which might indicate sexual abuse, however, every child is different and the absence or existence of these signs or symptoms is not definitive. Visit the sites below to learn more about these signs and symptoms.
INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN & HUMAN TRAFFICKING DIVISION
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Internet Crimes Against Children - Human Trafficking Division (ICAC-HT) was created to be the first line of defense for children and adults who may be sexually exploited. The investigators and prosecutors assigned to this division have undergone extensive training in the investigation and prosecution of internet crimes that occur to children. The division is part of a national network that consists of sixty-one coordinated local task forces and nearly 3,000 local and regional affiliated agencies. The focus is on proactive and reactive investigations, forensic examinations, prosecutions and community education. The division investigates crimes such as Online Solicitation of a Minor, Promotion and Possession of Child Pornography, Sexual Performance of a Child, Human Trafficking, and other similar crimes. The District Attorney ICAC Division offices a forensic lab for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to assist in the forensic examination of electronic devices. The division is affiliated with Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children and consists of investigators from Conroe Police Department, Montgomery County Constable’s Offices and the District Attorney’s Office.
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, along with Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, are members of the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance for the Southern District of Texas. For more information in our ongoing Human Trafficking efforts, send an email to DA.Info@mctx.org or visit the Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking on Facebook by clicking the image below:
WHITE COLLAR / CIVIL LITIGATION DIVISION
The White Collar Division prosecutes complex financial crimes with a monetary value equal to or greater than $100,000. The crimes prosecuted by this division include, but are not limited to, money laundering, employee embezzlement, theft, misapplication of fiduciary property, title fraud, and other various financial matters. The District Attorney’s office has two Certified Fraud Examiners assigned to the White Collar Division that assist law enforcement in the investigation of financial crimes.
The Civil Litigation Division is comprised of both the asset forfeiture and the bond forfeiture sections. Under Chapter 59 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure the asset forfeiture attorney, when appropriate, seizes and pursues forfeiture of the assets of various Defendants, including local drug dealers.