What started like any other modern-day teenage romance - a boy 'meets' a girl on Instagram - would soon turn out to be something so shockingly bizarre and perverse it would nearly defy imagination!
A 41-year-old father from upstate New York pretended to be a 15-year-old teen on the Internet to coerce his 14-year-old daughter into sending him nude photos of herself, then used them as leverage to sexually abuse her.
The man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, pleaded guilty to child porn–related charges, enticing a child to produce child pornography and receiving and sending child porn.
He could be sentenced up to 250 years in prison, according to several media reports.
The father, posing as "superfly1069" on Instagram, claimed to be a 15-year-old from Watertown, New York. In the profile pic, he showed a shirtless photo to show off his chiseled abs. The daughter, an impressionable 14-year-old some 112 kilometres south, in Syracuse.
The two eventually started texting and referring to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend. Over time, the man began asking his daughter for nude pictures and “close-ups,” Syracuse.com reported.
The teen initially resisted, but eventually caved. Over time, however, she grew wary of the relationship and tried to end it, according to Syracuse.com.
Her father responded by saying, “I tell u what u want to be gone then send me nudes and close ups and I will let u go.”
“I’m not going to do that,” she replied, according to Syracuse.com. “That’s another reason I’m leaving. All you talk about is sex, sex and more sex. Honestly, that is not what a relationship is about.”
The man then began threatening to send the photos to her father if the teen didn’t send more pictures. “My life is ruined,” the girl wrote, according to Syracuse.com.
The father then would attempt to make it look like his daughter's boyfriend had killed himself. He did so by having the "boy's mom" tell his own daughter that her "boyfriend" had "committed suicide".
That same day, the girl’s father informed her that he, too, received messages from her ex-boyfriend’s mother confirming the suicide. The relationship, detailed in federal court documents filed in District Court for the Northeastern District of New York, took place between September 2013 and February 2014.independent.co.uk
Soon thereafter, the father began molesting his daughter
The father’s elaborate hoax didn’t unravel until months later, when his daughter told a school nurse that she was being sexually abused by her father, according to court documents.
Recalling the extortion of nude photos, the teenager told investigators that “it felt like I was being virtually raped.”
During his court appearance this week, the Post-Standard reported, the man tearfully admitted his guilt in the child pornography case, but struggled to reach his face with a tissue because “his hands were cuffed and chained to leg irons.”
“It is very emotional,” he told the judge. “I’m giving away many years of my life.”
Last year, in a shocking incident in Saudi, a man was caught forcibly kissing a little boy driving a battery-operated car inside a mall: