Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ohio man, Gregory Kasarcik charged, with 'sextortion' of Arvada girl via Skype, authorities say

Alan Gathright wrote this article for abc7
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - An Ohio man has been charged with three felonies for sexually extorting a 13-year-old Arvada girl over the Internet from 1,300 miles away, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
The man investigators are calling a "sextortion" suspect, Gregory Scott Kasarcik, 24, of Ripley, Ohio, has been extradited to Colorado.
He appeared March 5 in Jefferson County court, where he was advised of the charges against him -- sexual exploitation, Internet sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation, said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
Arvada police were called on Jan. 2 by a woman who said two traumatized neighbor girls -- sisters, ages 13 and 16 -- had come to her door crying about something that had happened on the computer. The teens were babysitters for the neighbor and their mom was at work. 
The 13-year-old girl had met Gregory Kasarcik on a teen social website called SceneKids. His profile claimed that he was a 15-year-old boy, according to an arrest affidavit. Kasarcik used the screen name "ericfringe2" and profile photo showing a shirtless white male with long hair, the affidavit said.
Kasarcik used the pretense that he needed the girl's help solving a camera problem to get her to move from the SceneKids website to a "live" camera Skype session, according to the affidavit.
Suddenly, the man was sending texts demanding that she take off her clothes. The girl refused, but the man said he had her IP address and would blow up the new laptop that her grandparents just had given her for Christmas, the affidavit said. Her grandmother had specifically instructed the girl to take care of the laptop and not damage it.
The frightened girl took off her clothes.
The man ordered her to perform sex acts on camera and, when the girl refused, he threatened to post her nude photographs on the Internet, the affidavit said. The traumatized girl gave in to the man's repeated threats, lying nude on her bed in front of the laptop camera, performing explicit sexual acts.
Eventually, the 13 year old turned off the camera and turned to her 16-year-old sister for help. The older sister texted  "ericfringe2" via Skype, warning him that she would call police if he posted her little sister's nude photos on the Internet.

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