Police say they have a child predator behind bars and off the internet. The man is accused of posing as a teen online to get nude photos and videos of minors. The report also says that once he received the photos he used them to extort more sick images from the teens under threat that he would distribute their images online.
A man arrested last April on accusations he extorted teenagers after hacking into their social media accounts is now facing over 100 additional charges. He now faces 105 years in prison for his sick obsession with teens.
22-year-old Jorge Ingunza was arrested at the Collier County Jail Friday and charged with 105 additional felonies on charges including extortion, transmission of child pornography, use of a child in a sexual performance, directing sexual performance by child, possession of child pornography, and possession of child pornography with intent to promote.
“These crimes against children across the country are heinous and despicable,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “I will not tolerate abuse of children no matter where they live, and I am grateful for the determination of our detectives in discovering these crimes and making arrests on these charges.”
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, since the initial investigation, detectives have identified four additional victims. The victims, ages 16 and 17, reside in California, Colorado, Tennessee, and New Jersey.
Detectives said Ingunza transmitted lewd files of the victims he had obtained directly to the victims on Instagram as evidence that he had compromising files of them for the purpose of furthering the extortion. He received lewd videos and images from some of the victims which the victims created under threat. In some of the videos and images the victims can be seen upset, crying, or begging the suspect to stop threatening them and making them produce lewd files of themselves for him, detectives said.
The crimes were committed during the time period of December 2018 and January 2019.
An investigation continues.