Videos of the rapes of 10 unconscious boys were found on the cellphone of a Tennessee football coach after he left it at a restaurant, police said Sunday.
Camilo Hurtado Campos, 56, was booked on charges of child rape and sexual exploitation of a minor, the Franklin Police Department said in a statement.
He remained in custody Sunday on $525,000 bond, police Lt. Charles Warner said. It is not clear if Campos has legal advice, and the local public defender did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Police described Campos as a popular football coach and a 20-year resident of Franklin, a city of about 87,000 20 miles south of Nashville. He used the job to lure the children to his home, where he allegedly attacked them, police said.
«During free time, Campos frequented the nearby schoolyards in both neighborhoods. [where he had lived] where he approached the boys and recruited them as players on his team,» police said. «After gaining his trust, Campos invited many of the children to his house where he drugged and then raped them.»
The allegations came to light after workers at a restaurant found a cellphone that someone had forgotten and were able to search it in an attempt to contact its owner, police said.
They discovered «extraordinary videos,» the police department said, and contacted police, who traced them to the suspect.
Detectives reviewing videos and photos on the phone saw 10 victims, two of whom have been identified with the help of local schools, the police department said.
However, there are hundreds of videos and photos on the device and additional victims are feared, police said. So far, the victims appear to be between the ages of 9 and 17, the department said.
«Detectives say the children in these videos were in such an unconscious state that they may not even realize they are victims,» police said.
Detectives are hoping those in the same circles as the suspect can help identify the remaining eight victims or any possible additional children he allegedly coaxed into his home, police said.
The drug police they allege were used in the crimes were not named.
The exact dates of the discovery of the phone and the arrest of the suspect were not available.