Man arrested for taking lewd pictures of girlfriend’s daughter

Man arrested for taking lewd pictures of girlfriend's daughter (Image 1)

A 28-year-old Cheatham County man faces an aggravated sexual battery charge after lewd pictures of his girlfriend's daughter were found on his cell phone.

Authorities told Nashville's News 2 Investigates the victim's mother discovered the pictures on Jonathan Harper's phone.

The woman reported to deputies that she was concerned Harper was cheating on her, so she checked his phone only to find the disturbing images.

“He put the little girl's hands on him and began to take at least six pictures of himself,” Detective Travis Walker said. “The female was asleep at the time, so she cannot recall, but we do have photographs and he did admit to the situation.”

Walker said the woman immediately confronted Harper regarding the images.

“She was pretty disturbed. She didn't know what to think about it. She confronted him and told him to get his things and get out of the house.”

Deputies said Harper, who is a licensed nurse and works at a Nashville nursing home, does not have any prior arrests. They added there is no indication there are additional victims.

“I think we stopped someone, whose curiosity might have continued and might have grew if the mother didn't find the pictures,” Walker said.

Harper has since confessed to the crime.

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