Man facing sex charges claims victim, 4, had crush on him

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix man arrested Tuesday on charges of molestation and sexual exploitation told police the 4-year-old victim had a crush on him, police said.

Stephen Nelson, 19, alleged the girl grabbed his hand and forced him to inappropriately touch her private parts, the arresting officer’s report stated.

The victim’s father notified police after he walked into his daughter’s room and found Nelson and the girl watching a movie, according to a court document.

“The victim stood up and her pants were around her ankles,” the arresting officer wrote in his report.

The girl’s father told the officer he spoke with his daughter privately and the girl divulged the inappropriate activity.

She also alleged Nelson took photographs of some of her private parts. A search warrant was executed on the home and authorities said they found a camera matching the description provided by the dad.

Nelson was arrested and booked into jail on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and molestation of a child.

Source: KPHO

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