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Jason Camp accused of raping 3-yr-old

Published On: Jul 25 2013 08:49:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2013 11:49:53 PM EDT

Police probe rape of 3-year-old child


A Monroe County man who was arrested for allegedly having child pornography is now being accused of raping a child.

Jason Camp, 41, of Coolbaugh Township was arrested Friday.

Police say Camp had a pornographic image of a three-year-old girl on his iPad.

On Wednesday, after an investigation,  police alleged that Camp sexually abused that girl at least three times this month at his home.


According to court papers, Camp was at the Devereaux Adult Training Facility when a witness saw him looking a pictures he had stored on the iPad of a nude female child.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police was contacted and the incident was reported.

During a police interview, Camp voluntarily showed officers the child's photo on his iPad, and the child was later identified as a girl who also lives in the same residence as Camp.

The court papers also state that during the interview, Camp admitted to police that he took the sexually explicit photo of the girl, and that he also had sexually abused the girl on three occasions in the last two weeks.

Camp told police these incidents took place in his home, which he shares with the victim and her family.

Camp now faces multiple sexual abuse charges in addition to the initial child pornography charges.

Mary Seeley, executive director of Devereux Pocono Programs and Services, offered the following statement:

"This is a tragic situation and we are working to support everyone involved. Our focus is to help the family in any way we can, and to partner fully with the authorities in the investigation. We are deeply saddened by this case and will do all we can for everyone who has been affected. "

Bail for Camp was set at 125,000.

A preliminary hearing is set for August 14 at 11:30 a.m.