Warren County Man Charged with Stalking and Sexual Exploitation of Minors
NEWARK, NJ—A Washington, New Jersey, man is charged with stalking a female minor and soliciting another to produce images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today.
Brandon McIntyre, 22, is charged by complaint with one count of stalking and one count of sexual exploitation of a child. He is scheduled to appear today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark federal court.
According to the complaint:
McIntyre allegedly met various female minors through Facebook, sometimes pretending to be a teenage girl. Disguised under the Facebook alias of “Katie Thompson,” McIntyre urged one female minor to go on trips with him. When she refused, McIntyre, still using the alias, threatened to hurt her boyfriend and kill her family.
During his interaction with another female minor, McIntyre allegedly sent images of his genitals and asked her to send nude images of herself. When the victim refused, McIntyre claimed he was a police officer and would make her life a “living hell.” McIntyre threatened the victim with fines, school expulsion, and jail time until she sent him pictures of her engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
The charge of sexual exploitation of a child carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The charge of stalking carries maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Aaron T. Ford in Newark; and Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for the investigation leading to the arrest. He also thanked special agents from FBI in Anchorage, Alaska, and Albany, New York, for their assistance.
The government is represented by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian J. Reyes of the U.S. Attorney’s Office General Crimes Unit in Newark.
The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.