When Tad Costin moved into this neat home in a quiet Pearland neighborhood, stories moved in too. Ugly stories. Stories Mary Butts heard from a friend who knew of him before he got here.
"Just wanted to let us know that they heard a rumor that the man who lived in that houyuse we know as Tad liked to take pictures of little girls."
Now they know he may have been doing more than taking pictures. He's charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. He got caught when his girlfriend's parents found a large stash of child porn after they moved out of another residence... They are allegedly of Costin having sex with girls ages seven all the way down to four. Prosecutors say most of the pictures and videos were shot at 615 Derbyshire in the year 2007. There's just one problem. Who are the victims?
"We don't believe that any of the girls we're seeing are female relatives of his so it really is a mystery. Normally by the time that a case comes to the district attorney's office we've solved the case. We're still in the process of solving the crimes." said Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Kahle They also want to know if he circulated anything over the internet.
Beyond just prosecuting Costin they also want to make sure the girls are okay. Nobody was home when he checked at Costin's home. Sources tell us Costin's girlfriend is under investigation as well. Neighbors say they believe she worked in a day care or was a babysitter. The details will eventually come out. As they do neighbors will wonder even more who was this man living among them and their children.
"I could've never imagined that this type of monster would live next door." said Butts.
A Grand Jury no billed Costin on a charge of indecency of a child back in 2010. Costin will be in court Monday morning.