A 20-year-old biological male was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida and charged with felonies for allegedly having hundreds of child sex abuse and bestiality content. Juan Yap Rivera Jr., of Wimauma, Fla., which is near Tampa, also allegedly possessed video of him sexually abusing a dog.
Rivera was arrested back on April 4 due to a cyber tip shared with investigators in the sheriff's office. Investigators say Rivera found and stored child and animal sex abuse using Snapchat and Telegram on his mobile device.
Rivera has been charged with 186 felony counts related to the possession and distribution of child sex abuse and bestiality content.
Sheriff Chad Chronister released a press statement: "This is a heinous case, and I want to remind the community we must continue to work together to prevent child exploitation and abuse. We must remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior or activity to law enforcement."
Rivera remains in custody currently at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Tampa. His bail is set at $922,000.
The sheriff's office asks those with information about this case to contact them at 1-813-247-8200.
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