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Indiana ISP owner charged with 'sextortion' of minors

Indiana ISP owner charged with 'sextortion' of minors

The owner of an Internet service provider in Indiana has been charged with blackmailing children into performing sexually explicit acts over webcams, authorities said Monday.

Richard Leon Finkbiner, age 39, of Brazil, Ind., about 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis, was charged in a federal complaint last week with sexual exploitation of children. The allegations involve two 14-year-old boys, but the FBI said in court documents that it found thousands of sexually explicit images and videos on Finkbiner's computer that suggest "several hundred" other victims.

Authorities said the "sextortion" scheme worked this way:

Using the pseudonym "Josh Swaim," Finkbiner would befriend young boys on social media and capture sexually explicit video of them they had uploaded on what they thought was an anonymous video chat site, the complaint a

Added: Apr-9-2012 Occurred On: Apr-9-2012
By: adio
Regional News
Tags: Indiana, sextortion, minors, victims, isp,
Location: Brazil, Indiana, United States (load item map)
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