Man arrested in Florida for allegedly posting sex photos of two young girls online
A man has been arrested in the United States on suspicion of sending a series of photos and videos of himself to two girls, one under 16 years old, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a statement on Friday.
Authorities said the images were sent from a cell phone and were posted on the social media platform Instagram.
They described the images as explicit, showing the girls performing sexual acts.
Police in Fort Pierce, Florida, said a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect in a parked vehicle on Jan. 26, authorities said.
The driver, identified by police as 19-year-old Justin Thomas Brown, of Florida, was arrested at the scene and charged with child endangerment, police said.
A search of Brown’s home turned up more than 500 images of girls engaged in sexual acts, including videos showing one of the girls wearing a white and black bikini top and a silver bikini bottoms, police Chief Joe Ponte said.
Brown was charged with one count of making a child endangerance report and was being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail.