COLLIER COUNTY, FLA.- A man accused of videotaping himself having sex with two girls under 12 appeared in court today for his first appearance.
21-year-old Miguel Ixcotoyac is being held on $1 million bond on two counts of capital sexual battery and two counts of manufacturing child pornography.
The two 8-minute videos were discovered on Ixcotoyac's lost cell phone in Fresno, California back in June.
A homeless man found the phone and tried to sell it. The man who tried to buy the phone found the videos and turned the phone over to Fresno Police.
Authorities arrested Ixcotoyac in California and charged him with possession of child pornography.
Detective Scott Rapisarda with the Collier County Sheriff's Office then got involved. He found the victims identified in the videos, went to their homes, and told their parents what may have happened to their daughters.
"To tell them, it's almost not believable to them, that somebody would do this to their child. So when you tell them what happened, and that we have it on video, it's shock," he says. "They knew him and helped put the story together, that they had been to the house, that the two little girls were friends, and put together a time frame."
Ixcotoyac was extridated from California to Southwest Florida to face the more serious charges of sexual battery. He was booked into the Collier County Jail on Monday.
Rapisarda says, "this one was probably the hardest for me as far as the content of the videos, probably the worst I've seen because I actually saw the two, you have a connection with the family and the two little kids."
The girls never told their families about the incidents, so without the cell phone discovery, it may have gone unnoticed.
Detectives are not aware of any other victims, but will continue to investigate if someone else comes forward.
Ixcotoyac also has a hold on him from immigration enforcement.
Detectives say he confessed to the crimes while in California.