Man accused of sending lewd video of young girl in chat room

Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 18:14:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville man was charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly sending a lewd video of a 6-year-old girl into an Internet chat room.

Metro Nashville Police officials say 25-year-old Jonathon Ladd was using the screen name RebalBorn615 in a chat room that was being monitored by an undercover FBI agent.

Officers say Ladd shared the video of the young girl, prompting others logged-on to ask whether the child was being used for sex acts.

The agent shared the information with MNPD officers, who then issued a search warrant at Ladd’s apartment Friday. He admitted to being in the chat group. When asked whether he had actually sexually abused the young girl, with whom he is acquainted, or just chatted about it, he said he did not abused her. He then refused to answer further questions.

Ladd is in the Metro Jail tonight with a bond set at $150,000.