Man charged after fiancee finds nude photos of a young girl on his phone - KMOV.com

Man charged after fiancee finds nude photos of a young girl on his phone

(KMOV.com) -- A man from Wright City, Missouri is facing multiple charges after his fiance found nude and sexually explicit photos of an 11-year-old on his phone.

Warren County Sheriff Kevin Harrison reported that Randall P. Abernathy, 34, was arrested on Friday.  Abernathy has been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Child, 1st Degree Promoting Child Pornography and 1st Degree Sexual Assault/Statutory Sodomy.

The charges originated after Abernathy's fiancee called police to tell them she found nude pictures of a young girl on his cell phone.  An investigator was assigned to the case and determined that Abernathy began taking photographs approximately one year ago and that he had recently taken pictures of a young girl.

The investigator also discovered that Abernathy had deviate sexual contact with the victim and was trading photographs online for other pictures.

Abernathy is currently in jail on a $100,000, cash only bond.

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