A Rhode Island man was arrested Thursday for allegedly soliciting and paying a mother to sexually molest her 8-year-old daughter over a webcam.
Jose A. Marquez Escarcega, 27, of 126 Jenckes St. in Woonsocket, faces a slew of charges in connection to child pornography and soliciting another to commit a crime.
Rhode Island authorities say they were alerted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone in the state had uploaded a child pornography image to an online storage account and the investigation eventually led them to Marquez Escarcega.
Police say that as they investigated further, they discovered Marquez Escarcega had solicited and paid a woman outside of the United States to sexually molest her 8-year-old daughter over a webcam. A task force executed a search warrant on Marquez Escarcega's Woonsocket home and found numerous child pornography images and videos on digital media.
Marquez Escarcega was held on $40,000 surety bail with special conditions, including no contact with children and no online access.
He's set to be arraigned Friday.