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Jacksonville 911 dispatcher admits to child sex charges


A 911 dispatcher from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office made photos and a video of himself sexually abusing two young children, then shared them with an undercover FBI agent online, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Scott Matthew Yotka, 47, of Jacksonville, has pleaded guilty and faces a sentence of 15 to 60 years in federal prison.

Yotka connected with the undercover officer through the KiK social media app on Sept. 15, using the name "Scottnjax44" and discussing his sexual exploitation of children in graphic detail, prosecutors said in a news release.

Yotka sent the undercover officer several photos and a video that showed him sexually abusing "two prepubescent children," according to a news release. The FBI traced the messages to Yotka's home and also determined that Scottnjax44 had accessed his account from city offices in the Ed Ball Building in Downtown Jacksonville.

The FBI confirmed with the Sheriff's Office that Yotka was employed as an emergency communications officer.

Yotka has been in jail since his arrest Sept. 17. In an interview with the FBI, he admitted that he photographed the children as he abused them and operated an online chat room for people interested in child sex and other behaviors, prosecutors said.

"I know what I did," Yotka told investigators. "I'm not proud of what I did."