Police: Fayetteville Man Raped 2 Year Old, Recorded It On Phone

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A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday after police say he raped a two-year-old girl and recorded it on a cell phone.

Scott Sholds, 31, was arrested on suspicion of distributing, possession and viewing child pornography, computer exploitation of a child and felony rape or sexual intercourse. He remained Wednesday in the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

His arraignment is set for May 16, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Sholds’ ex-girlfriend lost her phone after her son took it and gave it to Sholds, the boy’s father. After the ex-girlfriend recovered her cell phone, she noticed a video on it apparently showing Sholds having sex with a very young girl, later identified as the two-year-old daughter of an acquaintance, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.

The ex-girlfriend told police she was sure the man in the video was Sholds. Police later matched the voice on the phone with the voice of Sholds, according to the preliminary report.

Sholds allegedly denied being in the video and told police he never lived or slept at the girl’s home. Police later learned he actually had lived there for at least the last nine days, the report states.


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