PONCA, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska man is in court on Tuesday facing charges of felony child abuse, sexual abuse of a child, and possession of child pornography.

27-year-old Jose Fregoso, of Wakefield, is charged with sucking on the toes of at least nine children and other sex acts. He admitted to investigators that he has a foot fetish.

Fregoso was arrested last month of a Nebraska State Patrol investigator discovered three photos of naked children on Fregoso's phone.

According to an affidavit filed in Dixon County Court, Fregoso told investigators about sexually explicit photos contained on a social media platform on his phone, but Fregoso said he did not deliberately acquire them.

Investigators say Fregoso told them he had an interest in feet dating back to high school. He also reportedly said that he had sucked on the feet of one child who is under the age of 12 almost weekly over a span of four years. He also allegedly described other explicit acts.

Explicit videos were reportedly found on Fregoso's phone. Fregoso said the child was not aware he filmed the actions, but he believed his wife was aware of his actions, according to court documents.

Fregoso said he performed similar acts on nine children during sleepovers at his house and told investigators that he filmed some of the encounters with the children, the affidavit said. Fregoso said he did not share the videos with anyone because they were for his own arousal.