Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Prosecutors say there may be more victims for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old with autism.
Kelvin Alexander Dias, 23, appeared in court Monday morning. Prosecutors say the suspect posted pictures online, which is what led to his arrest.
The details in this case are disturbing.
The 5-year-old victim is said to be non-verbal and on the autism spectrum.
Diaz faces numerous criminal charges, including one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a child under 6 years of age, two counts of first-degree sexual performance by a child, and two counts of possession of child pornography in the second degree with intent to promote.
The suspect was arrested on February 15th.
Authorities said the victim was a child friend of the family. Prosecutors say Dias chose the 5-year-old because the child is non-verbal and cannot report the crime.
Instead, the assault caught the attention of a group that monitored audio images, which were posted on Twitter.
That group, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, then contacted the Houston Police Department.
The officers were able to track down the account’s IP address. They then contacted the child’s mother, who managed to identify her son and Dias.
“Twitter became aware of sexually explicit, child pornography, content flowing through an account that was later identified as being connected to the defendant, Dias,” said Luke Batey of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Diaz reportedly admitted to creating and uploading the content, according to court records. Prosecutors say the suspect made money selling pornographic images.
The suspect reportedly told officers that leaving the country was an option, court records say. Dias is from Honduras and is alleged to have a house and money there.
Dias is being held in jail on a total bail of $1.2 million: $500,000 for the highly aggravated sexual assault charge and $250,000 for each of the four remaining counts. Under the terms of the bonds, the Dias must surrender their passports and visas, among other conditions such as no access to the Internet or possession of pornography of any kind.
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