Fayetteville, AR – Police have arrested 31-year-old Scott Sholds after they say he used a cell phone to record himself raping a 2-year-old girl.
Police say Sholds was busted after his ex-girlfriend discovered the video on her cell phone. She thought she’d lost the phone, not realizing her son had taken it and given to Sholds, the boy’s father.
After getting the cell phone back, she discovered a video on the phone and was horrified to find it was a video of a man raping a child later identified as the 2-year-old daughter of the woman Sholds was living with.
The ex-girlfriend called police and told them she was positive the man in the video was Sholds. I’m assuming his face was not seen in the video, as police had to match Sholds’ voice with the voice heard in the recording.
Sholds didn’t do himself any favors when he denied raping the child and claiming he never lived or slept at the little girl’s home, as police would discover he’d been living with the girl’s mother for the last nine days.
Sholds was arrested and charged with suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, computer exploitation of a child and felony rape or sexual intercourse. He’s currently in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. His first court date is scheduled for May 16.Tags: Arkansas, Child Pornography, Crime, Pedophile, Rape, Scott Sholds, Sexual Assault