Husband, wife charged with sex crimes involving baby

WFLA Web Staff - PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - The husband of a Pasco County woman who was recently arrested for sexual battery against a baby was arrested Monday night on child pornography charges.

According to a Pasco County Sheriff's deputies, 30-year-old Derick Rice of Zephyrhills was charged with possession of sexual performance of a child and transmitting pornography by electronic device.

Investigators with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office say Derick Rice's wife, Katherine Grace Rice, made a video that showed her performing a lewd act with a one-month-old baby. When deputies were investigating that case, Derick Rice allowed them to search his cell phone, where they discovered a child pornography video.

An arrest affidavit said that Katherine Rice admitted to recording the video on her tablet in April or May of 2015. The infant was born in April of 2015.

Derick Rice allegedly told detectives his wife had texted him the video in May of 2015. He also told detectives that he sent the video to three people on Facebook messenger, according to the arrest affidavit.

Katherine Rice was arrested and charged with sexual battery involving a victim under 12 years of age and sexual performance by a child. She has since been released on $60,000 bond.

Derick Rice is being held at Land O Lakes Jail on $10,000 bond.

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