The U.S. Marshals have joined two Oklahoma police departments in the search for a man accused of “despicable” and lewd acts with a 6-month-old baby, authorities said.
Brice Gage Watkins allegedly sexually assaulted the infant and later posted a recording of the act on social media, the Oklahoma City and Enid police departments said on Twitter.
“Watkins is wanted for despicable crimes committed against an infant and needs to be taken into custody immediately,” Enid Police Department spokesperson Cass Rains told USA TODAY in a statement.
The 22-year-old man is facing charges for distribution of child pornography, manufacturing child pornography and three counts of lewd acts with a child under 12, according to police.
Police said Watkins has ties to Norman and Enid but could also possibly be in the Oklahoma City area.
“Anyone having information that will lead to the arrest or prosecution of this, or any other, crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (580) 233-6233 or go to the website, https://www.enid.org/services/police and submit a tip anonymously,” police said.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: US Marshals join search for Oklahoma man accused of child porn