Man wanted on child rape, pornography charges

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating yet another disturbing case of child rape and child porn in the Mid-South.

Authorities are actively searching for 21-year-old Daireus Ice, who they say is wanted on rape and pornography charges involving a child.

The Memphis Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been investigating Ice since last week. While they didn't release any additional details, officers said he was charged with aggravated rape of a child and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

Earlier this week, another man was arrested and charged with raping a 9-month-old girl and filming it in 2016.

WREG went to Ice’s last known address listed in online court records Friday, but no one answered. A few minutes later, a woman showed up and told us Ice doesn’t live there.

But neighbors tell a different story.

One man recognized immediately recognized Ice from his mug shot, but says he doesn’t know him.

"I don’t mess with him. I don’t know him like that," he said.

But he does remember seeing him at that address recently.

"Probably like a week ago or something," he said.

And another woman told WREG off camera that she thinks she saw the alleged child rapist playing with kids outside Thursday.

"I saw them outside yesterday playing, like three or four little small children," she said.

The case seems strikingly similar to that of 19-year-old Isiah Hayes, who was arrested Tuesday and accused of recording himself raping an infant two years ago.

Police say he admitted to the crime and his brother tells WREG another person was involved and shown in that video.

Police haven't responded when asked if the two cases are believed to be connected.

Investigators say Ice is 6'0" tall and 185 lbs. with a medium complexion, medium build and low haircut.

He’s driving a 2000 red Ford Explorer.

If you know where he is, you can call in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.