LINCOLN — A Texas truck driver remains in Logan County jail in lieu of posting $25,000 on charges of traveling to meet a minor for sex and producing child pornography.
Prosecutors say Javier J. Joiner, 24, of Arlington, Texas, met a 15-year-old girl in Texas and recorded himself having sex with her as they traveled across the country for his work. On Dec. 6, he allegedly physically assaulted and left the girl on Interstate 55 near Lincoln after she tried to end the relationship, state police said.
Joiner was arrested Friday on Interstate 55 near Lincoln where he reportedly was en route back to Lincoln meet up with the girl. He was arrested and taken to the Logan County jail.
Prosecutors said he allegedly photographed and made video recordings of sexual acts between them and distributed the images via an electronic communication device, police said.
Additional formal charges may be added.
The girl was interviewed by state police and placed in the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Joiner will be arraigned on the charges next month.