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Cyber creep charged: DA indicts Ditmas Park man for targeting young girls in social-media sex scheme

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A Ditmas Park man lured underage teenage girls into having sex with him using Facebook and false promises of cash, before blackmailing at least one victim with footage of their illicit affair, according to the district attorney.

“This defendant is allegedly a sexual predator who targeted vulnerable young girls in a cruel scheme,” said Eric Gonzalez, who charged the man before a Supreme Court Judge on Feb. 7.

The 26-year-old defendant approached multiple girls as young as 14-years-old on social media using the name “Coolen Jay,” offering money if they agreed to have sex with his friend “Teddy” — another alias for himself, Gonzalez said.

One 15-year-old girl slept with the suspect on multiple occasions between April and September last year, before refusing to see him again after she realized his promises of cash were bogus, the top prosecutor said.

But after she stopped having sex with him, the defendant sent a video he recorded of the victim in the act to her friends, and shared it on an online porn site, according to Gonzalez, who said the girl found out about the video from her school principal before she contacted authorities.

A police investigation revealed that the man used his lurid scheme to lure two other girls, ages 14 and 15, into having sex with him, neither of whom he paid, the district attorney said.

Prosecutors charged the suspect on multiple counts of rape, sexual misconduct, and child-endangerment charges, Gonzalez said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:49 pm, July 9, 2018
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