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Immokalee man get 15 years for exploiting minors for porn

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 13:33:25-04

FORT MYERS, Fla -- An Immoklaee man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography. Investigators say he duped minors into thinking they've been hacked in order to gain access to nude images of them.

U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced 33-year-old McEndy Alce to 15 years in federal prison.

According to the Department of Justice, in 2015, Alce used the email address "tylerthecreator@hackermail.com" to contact a 16-year-old California girl and claim he was a hacker who had nude photos of her. Her instructed the girl to undress for him on a video chat in order keep him from posting nude images of her on social media.

A forensic search of Alce's mobile devices found messages in which he portrayed himself as a member of the security team for different social media apps. He told potential victims that attempts had been made to change their passwords, and instructed them to provide the real password to him to prevent the changes from happening.

Alce admitted that he had tricked the California minor, and that a video of the session with the girl could be on the hard drive of his laptop. He also admitted to scamming multiple people online to get their passwords.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.