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Spokane man charged with raping, molesting girl, possessing 500 images of her abuse

Dec. 3, 2019 Updated Tue., Dec. 3, 2019 at 6:06 p.m.

Daniel N. Osorno, a 52-year-old Spokane man suspected of child rape and molestation, possessed more than 500 images of himself abusing a juvenile girl beginning when she was 3, according to court documents. (Jared Brown / The Spokesman-Review)
Daniel N. Osorno, a 52-year-old Spokane man suspected of child rape and molestation, possessed more than 500 images of himself abusing a juvenile girl beginning when she was 3, according to court documents. (Jared Brown / The Spokesman-Review)
By Emma Epperly and Jared Brown The Spokesman-Review

A 52-year-old Spokane man accused of child rape and molestation possessed more than 500 images of himself abusing a girl beginning when she was 3 years old, according to court documents.

Spokane police arrested Daniel N. Osorno on Monday, according to court records.

The suspected abuse was reported after the girl’s parents noticed inappropriate behavior from their daughter and asked her where she learned it, according to court documents.

Spokane police obtained a search warrant for Osorno’s home and discovered multiple digital cameras and secure digital cards, court records say. Police recovered almost 500 photos and 27 videos depicting the various assaults.

Both Osorno and the victim’s faces were visible in the images, according to court documents. Investigators determined the time stamp on the camera, which was never set up correctly and showed consistently false dates, showed the images were taken over a period of time.

“It’s appalling that this person we were supposed to trust had been taking advantage of a 3-year-old,” the girl’s mother said outside court Tuesday. “Now she has to face this for the rest of her life.”

Osorno’s bail was set at $150,000 during his first appearance Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. He was charged with five counts of first-degree child rape, five counts of first-degree child molestation, five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of first-degree possession of sexually explicit depictions of a minor, according to court records.

Court documents did not include evidence Osorno shared the images with others.

His next court appearance is Dec. 17.

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