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Polk man arrested for sexually abusing child, sending photo through online game, deputies say

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 11:11:31-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — An Auburndale man was arrested after allegedly sexually abusing a child and sending a photo of it through an online role playing game.

On Tuesday, Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives were contacted by Kenton County Police in Kentucky about a man who reported he received an unsolicited image of child porn through an online role play game called "Second Life."

The image reportedly showed a child performing a sex act. The man provided the gaming chat logs to law enforcement where the suspect claimed the picture was of himself and a 4-year-old child.

Kentucky detectives were able to determine the gaming account info and discovered the Auburndale address of 26-year-old Dylan Driggers, and notified Polk Sheriff's Office.

Those detectives contacted Driggers, where he admitted to using the role playing/gaming application "Second Life," and also admitted to sexually abusing the victim and using his laptop computer to capture the sexually explicit act and send the photo to an unknown man (the man in Kentucky).

Detectives seized Driggers' laptop computer, cell phone, and a neck-style pillow found in the residence that matched a pillow seen in the sexually explicit photo.

Driggers was arrested and charged with use of a child in a sexual performance, promotion of child pornography and capital sexual battery.

"We thank the Kenton County Police Department and the man who reported receiving this disgusting photograph for taking swift action that led to this arrest," Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said. Our detectives did a great job quickly following up discovering the identity of this child molester and his victim. We are further investigating to see if there are any more victims. We will do everything in our power to hold Dylan Driggers accountable for his repulsive, exploitative, and illegal acts. We are making sure that the child and the child's family receive appropriate services."