JOHNSON COUNTY, TX – An accused kiddie-diddler, and the man police say created “some of the worst child pornography” they’d ever seen, was found dead in his jail cell early Monday, but who gives a shit?
According to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, 50-year-old Jay Thomas Morgan, a co-defendant in a two-county child porn investigation, was found dead in his cell.
Unfortunately, his death was not from pliers, fire ants, or large-diameter dildos with rusty nails protruding from them. Turns out the accused pedophile hanged himself in his cell using a T-shirt.
Morgan, who had been in jail since July 31, 2012, was awaiting trial on charges that included aggravated sexual assault of a child and continued abuse of a young child. His bail had been set at half a million bucks, which, luckily, he hadn’t been able to raise. His trial was scheduled to begin in October.
Prison officials said that the cretin wasn’t on suicide watch. “He hadn’t shown any signs at all,” Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford noted.
Rosalyn Elizabeth Burdett, Morgan’s sleazebag partner-in-crime, remains in custody with her bail also set at $500,000. She’s also accused of multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The lowlifes are accused of having sex with a 7-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, and photographing the rapes. Last July, police received a tip concerning the presence of child pornography at the home of Rosalyn Burdett. In August, investigators seized graphic sexual images of adults performing sex acts on children from Burdett’s residence.
Subsequently, they collected numerous items and pieces of evidence related to the crimes from Morgan’s home in Arlington. How bad was it? Lt. Tim Jones, a Johnson County Sheriff’s department spokesperson said that the evidence collected stunned even experienced investigators.
“Let your imagination go as deep as you could think, and it would be 100 million times worse than you ever thought,” he said.
Hopefully Burdett has plenty of t-shirts. Police say she was fine when they informed her of Morgan’s death-dangle, but went ahead and placed her on suicide watch.