According to reports a man allegedly videoed himself sexually abusing a child while changing its nappy – the man was present at the tot’s birth.
A police manhunt for Oklahoma man Brice Gage Watkins, 22, was launched after a video clip was uploaded to his Facebook account showing a baby being sexually assaulted.
One of the women who received the clip in a private message entitled “Whose baby is this?” recognised the child and the place where the despicable deed was taking place and notified the police.
Shelby Minnick, who was sent the video a few days later, described Brice Gage Watkins as her best friend and said she thought he was a good man until she saw the startling video and speaking from jail, where she’s being held on unrelated charges, Shelby Minnick said she was beyond disgusted.
She said that he was there when the child was born and that she never in her life believed he would do anything like that and that he’d taken numerous videos, five different videos in one recording when the child was six months old.
Shelby Minnick said it was easy to tell how old the baby was at the time of the incident because Brice Gage Watkins was visual in the video and she knew when it was shot because of his hair cut and what he was wearing.
She added that she was horrified by the video and that nobody knew anything about what was going on with the baby until the video appeared.
She immediately contacted the baby’s mother. She was out getting them breakfast at the time and she told her she needed to get home right now and that there was something with the baby that she needed to show her.
The baby’s mother started to panic and she got there in about five minutes. Shelby Minnick had to show her and it was probably the most difficult thing she’d ever had to do.
The baby’s mother lost it, but then that’s how any mother would act and then they contacted the police.
A massive manhunt was instantly launched and at one point, on August 14, police in Watkin’s home town of Enid, Oklahoma reported that they had got their man only to later acknowledge that it was a case of mistaken identity.
He was finally hunted down by US Marshals in the home of a friend in Cordero Drive in San Marcos, Texas and according to the Enid News & Eagle, Watkin’s is facing felony charges of indecent acts with a child under 12, as well as manufacturing and circulating child pornography -this is horrific and no child should ever have to go through that.