34-year-old Kevin Christopher Billups was apprehended on Tuesday hours after deputies for Lexington County got a web link to one of the video clips, according to a press release. Investigators obtained a search warrant for his Columbia residence that day and also discovered evidence of the cross-species sex assault, in addition to something that was much more disturbing.
“We also found an external hard drive containing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon stated in an announcement.
Billups has been charged with 8 counts of buggery, a felony punishable by as much as 5 years behind bars, and third-degree sex-related exploitation of a minor, an additional felony that carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
The pet dog was taken out of the residence and remains in the treatment of an animal rescue organization, Koon mentioned. A police report acquired by local news media identified the pet dog as a Great Dane called Leia.
The charged pervert has actually worked as a kindergarten teaching aide at L.B. Nelson Elementary School in Columbia since 2012, according to the Post and Courier. He was nabbed at the school, yet “no students observed the arrest,” school officials apparently wrote in an e-mail to childrens’ parents.
Billups was being held on a $240,000 bail amount.
This is an ongoing investigation and any individual with info regarding the case or other possible occurrences involving the suspect is urged to get in touch with authorities in Lexington County.
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