Church Volunteer Caught Sexually Abusing Child Before Security Footage Reveals at Least 13 More Victims

Police are investigating after church surveillance footage reveals a volunteer sexually abused children in the daycare bathroom.

According to ABC News 4, Jacop Hazlett, 28, remains in a South Carolina jail on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

On Sunday, Nov. 25, Hazlett was volunteering as a chaperone for children, ages 3-5, at Newspring Church in North Charleston. As ABC News 4 reports, during this time, Hazlett escorted a 3-year-old boy to the bathroom and helped him use the toilet. Officials say he proceeded to clean the minor’s genitals before looking around and performing oral sex on him. He pulled up the victim’s pants before they exited the restroom.

A nearby security camera captured the abuse. According to Suzanne Swift, Newspring spokesperson, the church was informed about the act the following day. After reviewing the footage, church staff immediately alerted police and Hazlett was apprehended.