A FUGITIVE wanted for allegedly filming himself raping a six-month-old baby and then sending the video to at least two women has been arrested.
Brice Gage Watkins, 22, from Oklahoma, was taken in custody by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Marcos, Texas, after a manhunt.
Watkins is wanted for allegedly raping a six-month-old baby and then sending videos of himself doing so to at least two women through Facebook messenger.
A woman contacted local police on August 11 and told them she received a message from Watkins showing him allegedly raping the six-month-old baby of a close friend.
Watkins allegedly asked her whose baby it was shown in the video.
“You may recall Watkins was wanted for allegedly raping a 6-month-old baby, recording it and distributing on social media,” Oklahoma City Police Department officials said Thursday.
Our investigators just learned that fugitive Brice Watkins was taken into custody in San Marcos, Texas,” the OCPD continued. “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,” they said. “Great work by the Marshals and all other investigators involved with this case!”
The press release also said 56 local task forces worked together to locate Watkins.
Watkins was arrested at the home of an acquaintance after the U.S. Marshals Service’s Western District of Oklahoma Metro Fugitive Task Force received a tip.
Watkins, who allegedly filmed himself sexually assaulting a six-month-old baby and then sent it to two women on Facebook messenger, is wanted on child distribution pornography, manufacturing child pornography charges, as well as three counts of lewd acts with a child under 12.