A police officer for a small town in Florida has been accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old, authorities said Thursday.
Joshua Smith, 32, of Lakeland, Fla., was arrested late Wednesday on one count of directing and promoting the sexual performance of a child — a child pornography charge — but more charges are pending. Detectives are analyzing Smith’s computer devices and his cellphone.
Smith started an online conversation with an undercover FBI agent under the pseudonym of James King at 10:17 a.m. ET, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, calling himself a “no limit perv” who was looking for someone like minded to talk to. He then sent three sexually explicit pictures to the agent to prove that he had a live child.