Police have arrested a 19-year-old McAllen man accused of recording two 16-year-old students having sex.
In January, a woman called the McAllen Police Department and told investigators two men had sex with her daughter — and recorded the encounter with a phone, according to McAllen Municipal Court records.
Students at local high schools apparently started sharing the video.
Investigators with the Edinburg school district eventually obtained the video and contacted McAllen police.
“16 year old female victim ‘Julieta’ (pseudonym) was interviewed and stated that she had consensual sexual intercourse with both males on or about the 27th of December 2015,” according to the criminal complaint.
CBS 4 News doesn’t identify children who have been charged with a crime or people who claim to be the victims of sexual assault. In the criminal complaint, police assigned the 16-year-old girl a pseudonym — Julieta — to protect her identity.
During an interview with investigators, the 16-year-old girl said she had sex with a 16-year-old boy and Alexis Alberto Mireles, 19 of McAllen.
While the 16-year-old boy and the 16-year-old girl had sex, Mireles started recording them, according to the criminal complaint. The girl asked Mireles to stop and delete the video.
The video, though, wasn’t deleted.
“Julieta stated several days later she was approached by multiple people at her high school who told her they had seen her ‘sex tape’ circulating,” according to the criminal complaint.
Investigators questioned Mireles and the 16-year-old boy about the video.
Mireles admitted recording the 16-year-old boy and the 16-year-old girl having sex, and said the 16-year-old boy later sent the video to himself, according to the criminal complaint.
The 16-year-old boy told a different story, claiming Mireles sent him the video, according to the criminal complaint.
Police obtained search warrants for Mireles’ phone and the 16-year-old boy’s phone.
They discovered six photos on Mireles’ phone, which showed the 16-year-old boy and the 16-year-old girl having sex, according to the criminal complaint.
Police charged Mireles with possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony.
Mireles remained at the Hidalgo County jail Monday and couldn’t be reached for comment.