Christopher Thaxton of Bloomfield was arrested by the Bloomfield Police Department and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor on Jan. 4.

Assistant Chief of Police Zach Dunlavy said the investigation began in late December of 2021.

According to Dunlavy, the offender was babysitting the three-year-old victim when Thaxton was recorded on a home video camera showing him in front of the naked juvenile taking photos of her.

Dunlavy said the incident was reported by the father of the victim.

Thaxton is being held in the Davis County Jail on Class C Felony charges.

Bond was originally set for $50,000 and later reduced to $15,000, cash only, by the magistrate.