A prominent youth soccer coach in Tennessee, who officials say is an illegal alien, was recently accused of recording himself violating little boys whom he drugged.
The Franklin Police Department called the case “egregious” and one of the most “shocking” they have ever encountered.
Camilo Hurtado Campos, 63, was recently arrested on charges of violating children after leaving his phone at a pizza restaurant, and workers attempting to obtain his information came across disturbing videos showing dozens of children being violated.
According to investigators, the children were between 9 and 17 years old.
Campos was arrested a day after he returned to the restaurant to retrieve his phone, and a worker was able to take a picture of his license plate.
Campos admitted the phone was his, according to an affidavit.
According to WSMV-TV, Campos reportedly lived at a residence located between two schools and across from a soccer field.
Police said Campos would frequently recruit children to join his soccer team, gain their trust and then invite them to his home. There, Campos would allegedly drug the children and violate them while recording. Police have not yet disclosed details of the drug.
Officials were able to identify three of at least 10 victims. Five other victims have come forward since Campos’ arrest made the news.
“Detectives say that the children in these videos were in such an unconscious state, that they might not even realize that they are victims,’ police said.
Officials added that Campos is allegedly an illegal alien.
Upon learning of the development, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called for greater immigration security.
“This outrageous tragedy is further evidence that we need to build the wall now. Until our border is secured, every town is a border town, and criminals will continue to have free reign throughout the nation,” Blackburn tweeted.
This outrageous tragedy is further evidence that we need to build the wall now. Until our border is secured, every town is a border town, and criminals will continue to have free reign throughout the nation.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 12, 2023
In Tennessee, violating a child is labeled as a Class A felony that carries a minimum prison sentence of 25 years.
Campos will likely face additional charges and is currently being held in Williamson County Jail on a $525,000 bond. He is due in court on July 25, 2023.