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Alleged pedophile who sexually assaulted a 6-month-old baby is captured by US Marshals in Texas: Police

The U.S. Marshals captured an Oklahoma man Thursday who was wanted on felony offenses involving an infant.

USMS Lone Star Fugitive Task Force- Austin Division took Brice Gage Watkins, 22, into custody Thursday afternoon after capturing him at a residence in San Marcos, Fox 7 reports.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Watkins was initially charged in the Garfield County District Court in Oklahoma on August 14, with one felony count of distribution of child pornography. The charge came after Watkins allegedly distributed a video online that showed him sexually assaulting a 6-month-old baby.

The video was entitled, “whose child is this,” according to Enid News.

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On August 28, authorities issued four additional charges against Watkins after two women came forward and claimed they saw the video. The first woman called the Norman Police Department and made a report, indicating that the infant in the video lived in Enid.

The woman told authorities she also recognized Watkins in the video and that she was friends with the baby’s mother.

Enid PD Detective Tanner Austin made contact with another woman after the report. The second woman, who lives in Enid, said she received a video from Watkins through Facebook messenger on August 11, but didn’t open it until the following day.

The woman claimed when she opened the video, she saw the suspect engaging in inappropriate acts with a minor. She said she recognized both Watkins and the baby.

Days after authorities released Watkins’ photo on social media and offered a reward for his capture, he was in custody.

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[Feature Photo: Bryce Watkins/Police Handout]