A Bonita Springs man was arrested for his involvement in videotaping of a sexual encounter he and a friend had with a minor at a hotel in December.
Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Joseph McGowan, was arrested by Lee County deputies Thursday and is facing charges of five counts of promoting sexual performance by a child, and possessing obscene material of a child.
Deputies received information about the encounter when McGowan was arrested for another incident and a search revealed the video on his phone. The video showed McGowan and Brandon Strickler, 20, having intercourse with the minor victim, arrest reports said. Strickler was arrested Dec. 10.
The victim told a member of the Child Protection Team at Children’s Advocacy Center, during an interview, that she made a video with her boyfriend and his best friend Dec. 3 at Comfort Inn. Reports said she gave a detailed description of sexual intercourse and oral sex with both McGowan and Strickler.
Arrest reports say McGowan was the person who took the video. A search warrant for his phone revealed at least 15 pictures and five videos depicting child pornography.