Ex-’Bachelorette’ star faces child pornography charges in Miami

Police: Joshua Tylerbest had child sexual abuse material depicting infants

Joshua Tylerbest (MDCR)

MIAMI – A former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” faces more than a dozen child pornography charges in Miami, according to an arrest report obtained by Local 10 News Thursday.

Miami police arrested Joshua Tylerbest, 27, at his downtown condominium on Feb. 23.

Entertainment site TMZ first broke the news early Thursday morning.

According to an arrest report, Tylerbest uploaded roughly 50 images of child sexual abuse material to a Google account.

The images and videos depicted adults engaged in sex acts with boys or girls, police said. They said some of the victims were babies.

According to TMZ, no one from the reality show has commented on Tylerbest’s arrest. He appeared on the series in 2021, according to multiple entertainment news sites.

Tylerbest pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to court records, and is set to appear in court again in June.

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