Belpre man arrested and charged with rape involving one-year-old

Milford Eagle III, 27-years-old
Milford Eagle III, 27-years-old(none)
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 4:37 PM EDT
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BELPRE, Ohio (WTAP) - A man from Belpre, Ohio is accused of raping a one-year-old child. Milford Eagle the third was arrested on July 20, 2022.

“Any time you have a crime involving children, let alone children being sexually abused is extremely disturbing. It’s disheartening”, said Sergeant Kelly McGilton of the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.

Sergeant Kelly McGilton of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force helped investigate the crime. McGilton said the Belpre Police Department first got a cyber tip about a video allegedly showing a child being raped by a man.

“A video from his device was flagged during the transmission of the video,’ said McGilton.

A search warrant was executed at Eagle’s house on Wyatt Lane. A child was removed from the home due to the severity of the allegations and placed with child protective services.

Police say when they searched Eagle’s phone, they found a different video. It allegedly showed him raping a one-year-old child. That child was later identified. Eagle was arrested and charged with rape.

McGilton says it takes a team to stop crimes against children.

“Our office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, takes a big role in trying to help and assist other agencies that maybe don’t have resources available that they need to truly dig into some of the cases because they are in-depth and it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack,” said McGilton.

Eagle will be back in court on July 27.

McGilton says more charges could be coming.

ORGINAL STORY:

A Belpre man is facing a Rape charge involving a one-year-old child.

According to a news release from the Southeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, 27-year-old Milford Eagle III was arrested for engaging in sexual conduct with a one-year-old child.

The release says the Belpre Police Department was given information on July 14th by the Internet Crimes Against Children regarding Eagle having, making, and/or distributing child pornography.

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A video or picture allegedly showed an infant child being sexually assaulted by an adult.

During the investigation, authorities seized Eagle’s cellphone when collecting evidence.

The release says authorities found another video file on the phone that showed an infant child being assaulted by an adult male. The surroundings in the video appeared to be Eagle’s residence.

A tattoo on the adult’s left hand in the video appeared to be the same tattoo that Eagle has on his hand.

Eagle is charged with Rape, a felony of the 1st degree. He is currently being held in the Washington County Jail.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task helped the Belpre Police Department with the investigation.

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