Man charged with taking videos of girl

OKEECHOBEE — An 18-year-old Palm Beach man is being held on bond following his arrest for allegedly posting nearly-nude photos of a young girl on the internet.

Anthony Infante, 18

Anthony Infante, 18

A report by an Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) detective indicated Anthony Infante, 18, not only posted the photos online but also had sexual relations with the girl.

Infante was arrested Monday, Sept. 19, on felony charges of lewd and lascivious molestation – offender over 18 years of age, victim between 12 and 16 years of age; use of a child in a sexual performance; and, transmission of child pornography by electronic device or equipment.

He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $110,000.

According to the report by OCSO Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless the man posted both videos and still photos online. In one of the videos the young girl turns around and her face is “… fully exposed,” stated the report.

Another video not only shows Infante and the young girl together, but he “… moves the camera up to show his smiling face,” pointed out Cpl. Farless.
Infante’s arraignment has been set for Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

Eric Kopp is a staff writer for the Okeechobee News

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