Man Allegedly Raped Baby, Filmed It On Cell Phone: Police

04/19/2014 10:45 am ET | Updated Apr 19, 2014
Washington County Sheriff

An Arkansas man faces multiple felony charges after police said he raped a 2-year-old and filmed the deplorable act using a cell phone camera.

Scott Sholds, 31, was arrested on suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, computer exploitation of a child and felony rape or sexual intercourse on Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect's ex-girlfriend alerted police after discovering a disturbing cell phone video of a man, whom she identified as Sholds, allegedly having intercourse with a child, according to 5 News Online. She told police that she found the video on her cell phone after her son had taken the device and given it to Sholds, who is the boy's father.

The young girl on the video was later identified as the daughter of a woman whom Sholds was living with at the time.

Sholds denied the accusations to police and said he had never resided at the girl's home. Police learned that the suspect had lived there for at least nine days.

Need help? In the U.S., visit the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline operated by RAINN. For more resources, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's website.

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