A pedophile was caught after a family member found a photo of a nine year-old girl tied to a bed on his camera, police say.
Mark J Osborne IV, of Franklin, Tennessee was charged with abusing the girl and a boy last December, and is due to have a plea hearing this week.
The Tennessean reported that after Osborne’s relative reported the image to police, he admitted to officers that he’d been abusing the girl, who was a relative, since she was four years old.
He is said to have admitted performing multiple different forms of sex abuse, including extreme sex acts on the girl, meaning she faced a total of five years of abuse at his hands.
Osborne is also said to have admitted performing the same extreme form of sexual abuse on a male relative from when he was 11.
His offenses spanned from 2014 to 2018, and include 16 counts of rape.
Osborne faces a total of 32 felony child sex counts.
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He faces a further seven aggravated battery counts, as well as a charge of incest.
Each of the rape charges he faces carries a jail sentence of up to 40 years, meaning he is almost certain to die in jail if convicted on even a few of those counts.
The alleged pedophile is being held at Williamson County Jail in lieu of $6 million bond.