An 18-year-old Milledgeville man was arrested Sunday by local authorities in connection with a video of an underage girl performing a sexual act that was posted on the popular social media site Snapchat.
The suspect told authorities the video appeared on the social media site by accident.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brandon Clements identified the suspect as Louis “Trey” Huley III, of the 100 block of Robinson Johnson Road.
Huley was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of children, records show.
After his arrest, Huley was taken to the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center where he was jailed on the felony charge.
The incident happened sometime between 7 p.m. May 30 and 3:20 p.m. May 31.
Clements said he talked with a woman who came to the sheriff’s office to report the incident.
Clements said the woman told him she was informed by a friend that a video of her 16-year-old daughter had been posted on Snapchat. The video, which was sent to her by her friend, reportedly showed her daughter partially nude and performing a sexual act on the suspect.
“The woman said that the video was sent out by her daughter’s boyfriend,” Clements said in an incident report.
The deputy said the woman told him that she was aware of the relationship between her daughter and the suspect.
The woman said her daughter was supposed to be staying at her father’s residence in Jones County, but during the night her daughter left and reportedly went to see her boyfriend.
“The woman stated she wished to pursue charges against the man,” Clements said in his report.
The deputy said he sent the video to Deputy Lt. Lee Williamson’s sheriff’s office email so it could be placed into evidence.
On Sunday, Clements said he was able to positively identify Trey Huley as Louis Huley III.
The deputy said he later went to Huley’s residence.
During an interview, Huley admitted that he took the video of him and his girlfriend, but that she was the one that accidentally posted it to her Snapchat account.
“Huley stated the video was taken on (his girlfriend’s) phone,” Clements said in the incident report.
The suspect said he had a friend drive him to a residence in Macon to meet his girlfriend, according to the deputy.
“Huley stated it was both of their ideas to make the video,” Clements said. “But it was not supposed to be sent anywhere. Huley stated that (his girlfriend) was attempting to save the video to a private feature on the Snapchat app when it accidentally got posted.”