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New charges allege molesting, photos

A Fort Wayne man has admitted to molesting a 9-year-old girl and taking sexual photos of her while she slept, according to court papers.

Raymond Ybarra Jr., 38, was charged Tuesday with child exploitation and two counts of child molesting.

Police interviewed Ybarra on Dec. 5, and they later found the photos on his cellphone, court papers stated. Ybarra told police he molested the girl and took the photos one night in December 2011 and that he sent the photos to other people, court papers stated.

This month, Ybarra was charged with child solicitation and possession of child pornography after he had a 12-year-old girl send him a partly nude photo of herself through Facebook, according to court papers.

Ybarra, of the 2300 block of Dale Road, was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $72,500 bail.