Man accused of creating child porn in Deltona

'We likely stopped further sex abuse of 2 young victims,' officials say

DELTONA, Fla. - A 24-year-old man was arrested this week on allegations of manufacturing child pornography in Deltona, according to deputies.

Volusia County sheriff's officials on Friday announced the arrest of Taylor Forrest.

Officials said a tip received late Wednesday prompted an investigation.

"We arrested Taylor Forrest and likely stopped further sexual abuse of two young victims," sheriff's officials said in an email.

Deputies said a St. Cloud resident reported that Forrest sent inappropriate messages during an online chat, which included video clips of two young girls in sexually explicit situations.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in his 32 years in law enforcement this is the "sickest, most twisted scumbag" he's encountered. 

"I can't say it any plainer. If you insist of attacking a child and stealing their innocence and sexually abusing them. If you want to take pictures of them. If you want to create child pornography. I can guarantee you that the men and women in this room are going to do everything they can to come and get you," Chitwood said. 

Forrest was arrested Thursday at a Deltona home on charges of capital sexual battery by a person 18 or older with a victim under 12, lewd and lascivious molestation by a person 18 or older and directing/promoting sexual performance by a child.

“How could anybody do this to a child? I cannot tell you how proud I am of these men and women for what they do. I couldn’t do it,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “He was planning to do much more with these young victims. (Detectives) jumped in when they were alerted to it. They definitely stopped him.”

Detectives said Forrest flew into Florida from New York Wednesday morning to visit family in Deltona and said 12 hours later he was on the KIK app. 

"During the chat he's asked a person he's chatting with are you in other groups on KIK. Do you like them young? I mean, the younger the better? Are you into rape, incest, incredibly young? Any limits on how young? I will be hosting on Friday. Looking for other pervs to play with," Chitwood said. 

Forrest worked for an airline and was planning to fly back Saturday. It was because of this detectives work more than 15 hours to make an arrest. 

Authorities said Forrest could have more victims. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

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