ONTARIO, Calif. – An Ontario man, who went by several alias’ was arrested on Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment alleging he blackmailed women on Facebook, officials said.
Jorge Esteban Sanchez Ramos, 23, was arrested at his Ontario home. He allegedly found his 18 to 24-year-old victims on Facebook between April 2016 and May 2018. He sent the women several messages, complienting then and eventually asking them to send the explicit photos and/or videos of themselves. Using multiple aliases on Facebook accounts, he contacted his victims and threatened that he would share the nude images to social media unless they sent additional sexually explicit photos.
The women were blackmailed with threats to publicly share the nude photos and videos, or share them with her classmates and her parents. Federal officials said that Ramos used other names, including Nathan Ramirez, Juan Romero, and George Sanchez.
Ramos allegedly sent a message to an 18-year-old woman, on April 2016, requesting nude images. Following the initial message, he sent her a series of messages from different Facebook accounts. Days later, on April 20, 2016, he sent the victim a full-frontal nude image she sent to him. He claimed the photos were sent to him and that is how he found her. He requested sexually explicit videos and instructed her hot to film them. The woman blocked him and he sent her a message saying, Unblock me or I’ll ruin you” and “I know where you live,” the indictment states.
He also used other aliases in April 2016, contacting a different 18-year-old female, offering to pay her $600 for nude images. “Sanchez allegedly sent the victim threatening Facebook messages where he demanded sexually explicit videos of the victim and threatened to post sexually explicit videos of the victim to her classmates and her parents,” Department of Justice officials said.
Still, in May 2018, he had sent the same victim a message containing a topless photo of herself, and then sent her messages, which stated, “Just reply…or i swear i will always be here” and “Good luck facing everyone after this. xD” Sanchez then posted a comment on Facebook offering to show third parties nude photos of the victim, the indictment alleges.
As a result of these and other incidents, Sanchez was charged with four felony counts of stalking in the indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 24. If convicted of all counts, he can face up to 20 years in Federal prison.
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