Alleged pedophile nabbed after Facebook sex video goes viral

Thousands of people have shared a disturbing video of a man having sex with a young girl via Facebook Messenger — unwittingly sparking what cops called a “nationwide epidemic” in an attempt to catch the pedophile, who was later nabbed by police, according to local reports.

Authorities from states including Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Tennessee starting last week urged people not to forward the heinous clip, which reportedly originated in Alabama.

“It’s picked up viral status on social media and people are blindly sharing it in the interest of trying to identify the suspect and the child,” said Sgt. Tami Edwards of the Orlando Police Department to WKMG-TV.

Edwards said the video emerged in August 2017 but started being shared last Thursday.

“It’s a nationwide epidemic,” she said.

In Kent, Michigan, police issued an alert asking people not to disseminate the video “even with good intentions to help.”

Alabama station KTBS also reported

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