Brice Gage Watkins, 22, had reportedly filmed himself sexually abusing a six-month-old child and distributing the horrific clip on social media.
An Oklahoma man who was accused of sexually abusing an infant on camera has reportedly been arrested. 22-year-old Brice Gage Watkins had reportedly filmed himself sexually abusing a six-month-old child and distributing the horrific clip on social media, per Oklahoma City Police Department. U.S. Marshals and the Enid Police Department had been looking for Watkins for quite some time. They urged the public to help them look for the suspect and announced a cash reward of $1,000 through Crime Stoppers if the information led to the man's arrest, reports New York Post.
Taking to Facebook, the Enid Police Department announced: An Enid man who filmed himself sexually abusing a baby and distributing the video via social media has been arrested today by U.S. Marshals in Texas. Members of the USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force – Austin Division took Brice Gage Watkins, 22, into custody shortly before 3:30 p.m. EST at a known associate’s residence in the 200 block of Cordero Drive in San Marcos, Texas. He now faces multiple charges due to his horrendous crime. This includes a felony count of distributing child pornography, a count for manufacturing child pornography, and three counts of lewd acts with a child under 12.
Anyone who hurts a child should be locked up forever. Throw him under the jail.— IWillVote.com (@ShaunRas31) September 10, 2020
The child according to the department turned 1 in June this year. Thanking the public for their response, the department wrote: Enid Police Department wants to thanks all of the law enforcement agencies involved in the search for Watkins, in addition to the numerous members of the public who submitted tips. According to the New York Post, authorities had previously revealed that Brice Gage Watkins had been located and arrested in August this year. But later clarified that they got the wrong man. Norman Police indicated that the subject they arrested was ultimately identified as someone other than Watkins. Brice Gage Watkins remains at large and wanted for Distribution of Child Pornography. If you have any information, text keyword EPDTIP to 847411 followed by your tip or search "Enid PD" in the app store, Enid Police Department had written at the time.
lots more like him walking around. they probably should assess him and see if they can use him as a profiler to catch the others, they are walking around in the parks, in the malls, on the playgrounds and anywhere they can easily get to watch young children and even grab them.— Alderone Greene (@AlderoneG) September 10, 2020
People on Facebook quickly praised the effort of the police and the fact that Watkins, a predator, was taken into custody. I am so glad he has been captured! He doesn't deserve to be out on the streets hurting innocent children or people anymore! Thank all of the officers involved, great teamwork!!! wrote TamiHeffron. Praying for this child & their family...great job to law enforcement for catching him & he's about to be passed around as a pretty boy over & over in prison & id say what goes around comes around, shared another. While user Candie Anama expressed her disgust at the unimaginable crime committed by Watkins. 🤯😡😡😡 I can't believe this clown!! A 6-month-old!! These sickos are getting younger!! I’m praying for all those that are still out there waiting to be rescued from people like this!!!!!!! Punishment for such crimes should be severe!! they wrote.
The odds on this guy surviving long in jail are so low they are near absolute zero and I'm OK with that.— Gregg1032 (@Gregg1032) September 10, 2020
Back in April, police launched a search for an attacker of a six-year-old who ruthlessly raped the child before inflicting severe injuries to her eyes so she would not be able to identify him. According to BBC, the ruthless incident unformed in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh where the girl was said to be hospitalized in a critical condition. The attack was described as "shameful" by the state's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Police in the city of Jabalpur revealed that the girl has been playing with her friends that evening when she was abducted near her home in a village in the Damoh district. The next morning she was found in an abandoned building in an unconscious state with her hands restrained. "We found that her eyes were damaged by the accused, who also inflicted injuries on her face," said district superintendent Hemant Chauhan. "Doctors are operating on her eyes." A reward of 10,000 rupees ($136) was offered for any information that led to the arrest of the suspect.