A former FBI contractor allegedly forced over a dozen minors into sending him explicit content through various social media apps.
Brett Janes, 26, of Virginia was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children, one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of coercion and enticement, and a count of producing child sexual abuse content.
Janes was arrested after the father of one of the 13-year-old victims contacted the police.
According to court documents, Janes allegedly told minors over Discord and video game chat rooms that he worked for a U.S. intelligence agency.
Janes then would coerce the young boys in the chat rooms to send him explicit material, and if the boys refused, he then proceeded to threaten to commit suicide
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Per Fox News:
A retired FBI contractor allegedly coerced nearly a dozen minors into sharing explicit content and engaging in sexual acts over social media, according to federal authorities.
Brett Janes, 26, of Arlington, Virginia, is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children and production of child sexual abuse material, one count of attempted coercion and enticement, and one count of receipt of child pornography after the father of one 13-year-old victim contacted police.
Janes contacted the 13-year-old boy, identified as minor victim 1 (MV1) in a federal complaint, through a video game called Valorant and through Discord, an instant messaging platform.
The FBI in recent years has been plagued with sexual abuse scandals.
Last year the Gateway Pundit reported 65-year-old FBI employee Robert Alexander Smith was arrested for sexually abusing children in Utah.