FBI Seeking Victims in Jacob Jacobsen Investigation
SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking assistance from the public to identify possible victims who were asked to produce or view sexually graphic videos or photographs or engage in sexual contact. Victims, who may be located anywhere in the world, may be familiar with the defendant’s aliases or social media handles rather than the defendant’s name.
On November 17, 2022, Jacob Jacobsen, 27, of Modesto, California, was indicted for sexual exploitation of a child and receipt child sex abuse material (CSAM), also known as child pornography. An indictment is merely an allegation, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Jacobsen allegedly enticed underage females to produce and transmit sexually explicit videos and photos using social media platforms.
Jacobsen often purported to be 16 or 17 years old when communicating with victims and requesting that they create and send to him sexually explicit photographs and videos. Contact may have occurred in person or through social media accounts. Jacobsen is believed to use these aliases including Jacob, Jake, James, or Trey. His social media account names include the following:
- SnapChat username: trippinj and treydawgg2000
- Instagram username: loudpack.sd.
If you believe you or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Jacobsen, please fill out this questionnaire. (If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent/guardian submit this form on your behalf). It may be that you have already given this information to law enforcement, please provide it again using the form.
The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. Responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify individuals as potential victims. Based on the responses provided, respondents may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All victim identities will be kept confidential.