COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs police have arrested a man accused of raping a baby.
Police said on July 13 they arrested Shawn Joseph McCormack, 28, on an outstanding arrest warrant for sexual exploitation of children.
Investigators in Canada informed Colorado Springs police and Homeland Security Investigations that a suspect in the Colorado Springs area had been distributing large quantities of child pornography involving infants. The investigation led to McCormack.
“A search warrant was conducted at McCormack’s residence. During the execution of the search warrant, evidence was recovered that confirmed that McCormack was responsible for the possession and distribution of thousands of images and videos of child pornography,” police said in a statement.
The investigation began after authorities in Boston found a video of a man raping a baby during a pornography bust. Investigators were able to trace the video to a Bakersfield, Calif. motel where the attack happened.
Investigators matched a commercial playing on the TV in the background during the attack to the TV show that was on at the time. The only time the commercial had played was on March 28, 2009, in Bakersfield.
Agents were able to track McCormack through receipts used at the motel.
The victim was the child of a Bakersfield family where McCormack would sometimes stay while working in California. He allegedly took the baby to the motel while the parents were sleeping at night.
McCormick is being federally charged with sexual exploitation of children. The U.S. attorney’s office said he is now in federal custody in Colorado. U.S. marshals will move him to Fresno where he will face a federal judge.