HERKIMER, N.Y. -- A Massachusetts man has been charged with sodomizing a 3-year-old Herkimer County girl he was babysitting then distributing photos of the abuse over the internet.
Michael McCann, 30, of Haverhill, Mass., was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a child after state troopers and FBI agents tracked child pornography to his username on a website for people interested in bondage, domination and sado-masochism, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent David Frehulfer.
An undercover FBI task force agent operating out of Little Rock, Ark., began communicating in January with McCann over the website, the affidavit said. McCann admitted in the online chat on April 16 that he'd taken "good pics" of a child that day, the affidavit said.
Two days later, McCann sent the undercover agent a photo of himself with a sexually explicit photo of a 3-year-old girl, the affidavit said. McCann told the agent that he was babysitting the girl for the weekend, the agent wrote.
The girl's mother confirmed to investigators that McCann was allowed to babysit the child, the affidavit said.
When investigators executed a search warrant of McCann's home and vehicle, he admitted that he'd distributed the sexually explicit photo of the girl, the affidavit said.