April 5, 2024

Seeking Victim Information in the Hugo Iram Cardona Jr. Investigation

The FBI’s El Paso Division is seeking to identify potential victims of Hugo Iram Cardona Jr., who recently plead guilty with cyberstalking in the U.S District Court in the Western District of Texas. The FBI believes he primarily targeted young women between the timeframe of August 15, 2020 through June 1, 2023.

The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed at least 15 victims located in El Paso, Colorado, and Arizona. The investigation determined the victims were initially contacted by Cardona from Instagram accounts “idkprii85,” “designoiram,” “juniorrriram,” “urfavpapi,” “urdvddyjunie” and “juniorrhernandez” as well as Snapchat accounts “juniepri,” “asap_juniorrr” and “juniorrriram.” Victims were also contacted from multiple TextNow numbers. The Instagram accounts, Snapchat accounts and TextNow numbers were all determined to be registered to Cardona.

If you and/or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Cardona Jr. or any of the above-listed usernames or while using Snapchat, Instagram, or TextNow between 2020 and 2023, or have information relevant to this investigation, please fill out this short form.

You may also contact FBI El Paso at CardonaVictims@fbi.gov or by calling 1-915-832-5000 and leaving a message for the case agent. If you’re aware of anyone else who has had contact with Cardona Jr., please encourage them to fill out the questionnaire.

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. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.