Man charged with 12 counts relating to sexual exploitation

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The 46-year-old was arrested on 10 counts of child pornography possession and two counts of sexual performance of a child.

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A Beaumont man is facing 12 charges related to the sexual exploitation of children after allegedly raping, photographing and videoing three minors who were left in his stead after their mother, the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, was deported from the country around eight years ago, according to a probable cause affidavit penned Dec. 17, 2019 by Detective Jeff Curl of Beaumont PD. 

The suspect, identified as Carlos Enrique Yalibat, 46, was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility Feb. 12 on 10 counts of child pornography possession and two counts of sexual performance of a child, with a his bond totalling $370,000.

The eldest of the three female victims was 12 when her mother was deported and the abuse began in 2012 or 2013, the affidavit reads. The eldest victim was interviewed multiple times after coming forward in 2019 with the allegations detailed in Detective Curl’s report. The victim told investigators she has known Yalibat “for as long as she has had memories.” 

The victim advised that Yalibat had several peep holes throughout his home that he’d use to take photographs and video footage of the three minors. According to the probable cause affidavit, Valibat had collected more than 592 images and 157 videos, depicting images of him raping and sexually-exploiting the young girls.

Upon searching Yalibat’s home Aug. 7, 2019, investigators indeed found peep holes in numerous locations throughout Yalibat’s residence, along with computers containing videos and images of the illicit acts he committed against the minors.