Man charged for reportedly having sex with minor he met on Kik app

Photo by: Escambia County Sheriff's Office

A man who reportedly exchanged alcohol for sex with an underage girl he met on the Kik app was charged this week.

Forensic downloads helped the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) charge 25-year-old Jabari Gainer with lewd and lascivious behavior, possession of obscene material and cruelty toward a child, as authorities say he received sexual favors from a minor more than five times since August of 2016.

The minor told authorities she met Gainer on the Kik app and engaged in sexual acts with him "less than 10 times" in different apartments and motels.

She admitted that since she's known Gainer, he has given her three bottles of liquor, two bottles of tequila and one bottle of pineapple vodka in exchange for sex.

When Gainer was arrested in late April, he was originally only charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

But a search warrant allowed deputies to investigate the phones of both Gainer and the victim.

Authorities received the content of those forensic downloads Thursday and found text conversations, photos and video uploaded to the Pornhub website of the suspect engaging in sexual acts with the victim.

The ECSO said that based on the evidence obtained from the forensic download of Gainer's phone and the victim's disclosure, a warrant affidavit will be submitted for judicial review.

Gainer is currently in Escambia County Jail. His bond is $145,000.

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