‘Paedophile filmed himself raping baby while changing diaper’ during bath time – World News – Mirror Online

‘Paedophile filmed himself raping baby while changing diaper’ during bath time – World News – Mirror Online

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A suspected paedophile is accused of raping a baby while changing her nappy during bath time, just six months after watching her birth.

Brice Gage Watkins, 22, from Oklahoma, USA, is accused of filming himself sexually assaulting a baby and is now in police custody in San Marcos, Texas.

Friends say they were sent footage of the alleged assault with one claiming she told the baby’s mum.

Watkinswas charged with three counts of lewd acts to a child under 12 and one count of manufacturing child pornography.

The footage was sent to two female friends of the baby’s mother from Watkins’ Facebook account on August 11, a court document shows.

Brice Gage Watkins, 22, from Oklahoma, was taken into custody in San Marcos, Texas, last week

One of the women recognised the child and the background when she opened the message that day and immediately reported it to authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Sun.

A police affidavit suggests the clip showed “Brice Watkins doing inappropriate things to the child.”

Police interviewed the women who allegedly identified Watkins as the man in the video molesting the child.

Mutual friend Shelby Minnick, who is currently being held in jail on unrelated charges, claims she was also sent the footage.

Minnick told The Sun she considered Watkins as “a good guy” and her “best friend” until that moment.

But she said prior to her recent arrest, she saw several clips of Watkins allegedly sexually assaulting the child while “giving her a bath in the process of changing her diaper.”

Speaking to The Sun from jail, she added: “I was beyond disgusted. He was there to see the child born.

“I never in my life thought he would do anything like this.”

She added: “[The baby’s mother] became aware of the video from me. I immediately called her.

“She was out getting us breakfast. I said she needed to get home right now [because] there was something with [her baby] I needed to show her.

“She started panicking. She got there in about five minutes. I had to show her and that was probably the hardest thing I have ever done.

“She lost it, bawled, how any mother would act. We then contacted police.”

Minnick said the footage was sent to two of her close friends with the message “whose baby is this?”

She claims “nobody knew anything” about the alleged assaults until the clip emerged which she described as a “screen recording of [someone scrolling] through his [phone’s camera roll] gallery.”

She said: “You could see in the video he had set the phone up to film.

“He had taken multiple videos, five different videos in one recording, when she was like six months old.”

From the clip, Minnick claims Watkins’ clothes and hair cut gave away “how old” the baby was and “when” it happened.

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He was arrested on September 10 at the home of an acquaintance from a tip following a manhunt.

Speaking on Thursday, officials from Oklahoma City Police Department said: “You may recall Watkins was wanted for allegedly raping a six-month-old baby, recording it and distributing on social media.

“Our investigators just learned that fugitive Brice Watkins was taken into custody in San Marcos, Texas.

“Members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force received info that he was possibly hiding out at a residence in San Marcos and were able to take him into custody this afternoon.

“A big thank you to all of you who took the time to share this info. Ultimately, it helped lead to his arrest.

“Great work by the Marshals and all other investigators involved with this case.”

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