Sex Offender Arrested for Raping Young Girl

Updated: 04/01/2014 6:35 PM
Created: 04/01/2014 3:29 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A registered sex offender in Austin is now accused of raping a young girl, and creating pornographic videos featuring children.

Police first learned about this situation after live-streaming videos were found on a popular chat website.

Still image captures of the video show a young girl performing a sex act on an adult male.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited children discovered the videos online and police tracked the IP address to the home of Anthony Edge, 34, and discovered computers and video recording equipment.

A criminal complaint shows Edge's bedroom contained the same identifying markers that were in the online videos.

Also a 6-year-old girl at the home matched the description of the victim in the videos.

That lead to Edge being charged with one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a penatration of a minor under the age of 13.

He's also charged two counts of use of minors in a pornographic work.

Police say a pinhole camera was also found inside the house which was used to record videos of a teenage girl showering. 

Upon learning of the camera's, the 15-year-old at the home became very distraught.

Edge was previously convicted of possessing nude pictures of a minor in 2006.

Bail is set at $200,000 unconditional release or $50,000 with conditions that include GPS monitoring.

Edge's next court appearance is set for April 10th.

Anthony Edge
Mower County Jail