September 25, 2014

Virginia Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Sextortion of Minors on Facebook

RICHMOND, VA—Cameron Scot Bivins-Breeden, 21, of King George County, Virginia, was sentenced today to 288 months in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for using Facebook to entice and attempt to entice 38 minor victims to produce sexually explicit photographs of themselves and send to him over the Internet. In multiple instances, Bivins-Breeden used the threat of sending the sexually explicit images to friends and family of the victims to extort additional pictures from the victims.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark Herring, Commonwealth of Virginia Attorney General; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney.

Bivins-Breeden pled guilty on June 23, 2014, to one count of production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251, and one count of enticement of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422. In a Statement of Facts submitted in support of his pleas, Bivins-Breeden admitted that he contacted 38 juvenile females across the country, ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old, via Facebook on his iPhone. Posing as a juvenile female, he enticed or attempted to entice them to send him sexually explicit pictures of themselves. When the victims refused to produce additional child pornography images for him, Bivins-Breeden threatened to send the previously obtained images to the victims’ friends, family, and schoolmates on Facebook. In total, Bivins-Breeden admitted to sending 95 child pornography images in an effort to convince victims he was in fact a juvenile female and caused victims to produce 45 child pornography images.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert and Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General and Special United States Attorney Samuel Fishel prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:14-cr-57.