Las Vegas police have arrested a 23-year-old man who has been charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and recording the incident on his iPhone, according to officials.
Julio Cesar Medrano, who is known under the alias “Julio Rodriguez,” was arrested on April 21 in connection with the alleged rape that police say occurred on April 13.
Medrano was taken into custody after a woman discovered a 30-second clip on his phone showing the suspect raping the little girl, and alerted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
A tattoo was seen in the video on the man’s right hand, which led investigators to identify Medrano as a suspect, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
According to the Clark County Detention Center’s online database, Medrano had previously been charged with seven criminal counts, including sexual assaulting a child under the age of 14; producing and possessing child pornography; child abuse or neglect; possession of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed knife without a permit.
Medrano is currently being held without bail and faces child pornography and sexual assault charges. He is set to appear at a preliminary hearing on June 1.
It has also been reported that an immigration detainer has been filed against Medrano, though officials have not released any details on his immigration status in the U.S. or his country of origin.
Julio Cesar Medrano raped a non-verbal toddler in Las Vegas & filmed the entire attack https://t.co/fjU6FXRGom
— Dr. White (@RealDoctorWhite) May 5, 2017
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