A May teen, Austin McAbee, 17, was arrested Wednesday on 10 charges of possession of child pornography and remained jailed Thursday in lieu of bonds totaling $250,000, Brown CountyJail records state.
According to a complaint filed by sheriff’s investigator Leighton Wyatt:
Wyatt was assigned a case on Sept. 13 involving threats to share nude photographs of a juvenile female to the public including her family. Deputies obtained a search warrant and seized a cell phone that had 67 photos of the girl, as well as 26 videos.
Wyatt saw text messages in which the phone’s owner said he would send out photos of the girl if she did not continue sexual activity with him, and if she did not provide him with nude photos of other juvenile females in the locker room at her school.
The phone also contained six additional photos depicting two juvenile females, Wyatt’s complaint states.
Bulletin press clippings and social media depict McAbee as a May High School football player in the 2018 season.