Two Tuscaloosa men have been charged with sexually abusing young children in separate cases that led to arrests this week.

According to court documents filed Monday, investigators in Tuscaloosa arrested the first man, Ciriaco Pablo Jimon, last Friday, December 8th.

Police received a tip that Jimon, 32, may have abused a young child in his life. Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, which also investigates sexual crime in the region, interviewed Jimon and he allegedly admitted to illegal actions.

The Tuscaloosa resident was charged with a single count of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

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The second case began Sunday after someone discovered explicit messages and videos on a juvenile's phone.

The ensuing investigation led to 22-year-old Kaylen Ke'von Douglas, who allegedly admitted to asking the child for the videos and also reportedly confessed to several occasions of illegal sexual contact with the victim.

Douglas was charged with first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and electronic solicitation of a child.

Specifics about both cases have been left out of this report to protect the identity of the alleged victims.

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