COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A man arrested last April on accusations he extorted teenagers after hacking into their social media accounts is now facing over 100 additional charges.
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.
Further investigation by detectives determined that Ingunza extorted all four victims by threatening to post lewd files he had obtained of them to social media or to send them to their friends and family if they did not do what he said. Ingunza asked the victims to strip, disrobe, engage in sex acts with themselves and lewdly exhibit their private areas. He demanded that they record the acts in both videos and images. He then demanded that they send the files to him, or he would “expose” them.
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.
Anyone who believes they may be a victim or has information about the case is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 (TIPS).