Paducah man accused of videotaping rape of child

PADUCAH, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Paducah arrested a man they say raped a young girl and videotaped the abuse.

Police took 23-year-old Tirrell L. Vasser into custody on Wednesday morning at his home in Paducah after receiving a call about sexual abuse allegations.

Police say a woman told officers she had found a video of Vasser engaging in sexual activity with her six-year-old daughter.

The woman and Vasser are acquainted, according to police.

The woman and police officers took the child to a local hospital for treatment.

When officers confronted Vasser, they say he attempted to run from his home and got into a scuffle with them.

Two officers were injured.

Vasser was arrested on charges of rape, use of a minor in a sexual performance (physical injury), possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, resisting arrest and fleeing or evading police.

He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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