Crestview man accused of recording himself molesting child on numerous occasions

Sierra Rains
Northwest Florida Daily News

CRESTVIEW — A 36-year-old man was arrested earlier this month after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigators reportedly found video evidence showing he molested a child on numerous occasions. 

Brandon Alan Dykes was taken into custody July 15 and is charged with multiple felonies, according to an OCSO news release. 

In DeFuniak Springs:Two DeFuniak Springs men separately charged with child sex abuse

Bond revoked in separate case:Crestview man charged with molestation has bond revoked after second accuser comes forward

The charges include three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child, four counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child, six counts of possession of child pornography and one count of use of a two way communication device to commit a felony. 

The Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation in June after a person reported seeing child pornography on two of Dykes’ cell phones, according to the release. 

The cell phones were collected as evidence and investigators reportedly found multiple videos showing a child under 8 years old being molested. A tattoo Dykes has on his left middle finger was allegedly spotted in some of the videos. 

The incidents are believed to have occurred between Feb. 11, 2017,and July 15, 2021, OCSO reported. 

Dykes is being held at the Okaloosa County Jail on multiple bonds over $100,000, according to jail records.