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Bucks DA: Bristol Borough man recorded himself sexually assaulting children

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A Bristol Borough man is being held on $20 million cash bail for allegedly sexually assaulting three young children, recording the assaults and sharing some of those recordings on social media sites, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said at a press conference Tuesday.

“It doesn’t get more disturbing...more shocking than that,” said First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Schorn.

One of the alleged victims was only 2 years old, she said, another 8 years old.

Brian Nathaniel Harris, 28, of the 1200 block of Pond Street, was first arrested last week for disseminating child pornography, an investigation that began Oct. 31, when the Bucks DA’s office received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children with a single image of child pornography shared on Snapchat. He was held on $100,000 bail (10%).

Further investigation — detectives served a search warrant for electronic devices and located two cell phones — led to the additional charges, officials said. A forensic examination of the phones found 500 combined image and video files containing child sexual abuse material.

Harris is now facing more than 160 charges related to sexual assaults and production and dissemination of child pornography.

The victims were identified as two boys and one girl, ranging in age from 2 to 12, authorities said. The crimes occurred in Bucks County between September 2018 and September 2023.

Authorities “strongly believe” Harris assaulted other children and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. Anyone who thinks their child could have been a victim, or knows someone else whose child may have been, is encouraged to call Bucks County Detectives at 215-348-6354.

“We think this is the tip of the iceberg,” said Schorn. “With certainty, there are other children.”

Harris, she said, fostered relationships with the children’s parents to gain their trust.

If you suspect your child may have been a victim, Schorn said, “Don’t question them directly.”

Bucks County detectives and others are trained to interview children, and parents should contact authorities as a first step.


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