MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with raping a 6-year-old girl and videoing the abuse.
Tirrell L. Vasser was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Paducah.
Police were called to the home in reference to allegations of sexual abuse. A woman told officers she had found a video of Vasser engaging in sexual activity with her 6-year-old daughter.
The woman and Vasser are acquaintances. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police say when officers confronted Vasser, he attempted to run from his home but was caught. He scuffled with officers before he was subdued and handcuffed.
Two officers were injured during the attack. One sought medical treatment.
Vasser was arrested on charges of first-degree rape, use of a minor in a sexual performance (physical injury), possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, resisting arrest and first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.