A man in Florida has been arrested and charged for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl and uploading videos to the Kik messenger app, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday.
According to the sheriff’s office, the man who has been identified as John D. Taylor, aged 32, was arrested on Friday. He’s being held without bail on one count of sexual battery on a child, one count of lewd or lascivious molestation, and two counts of promoting a sexual performance of the child.
The sheriff’s office said it launched an investigation over the incident after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children early last month.
As per the tip, Taylor has been accused of uploading six videos showing the abuse. When interviewed, he initially told detectives the videos had been sent to him, but he later admitted that he recorded himself abusing the little girl.
“Taylor is not a stranger to the 9-year-old victim, but the nature of his relationship to her is being withheld to protect her identity,” said the sheriff’s office in a statement.
While the investigation continues, detectives have not identified any other potential victims yet. There is a possibility of more charged to be filed against Taylor according to the sheriff’s office.