A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging a Washington, New Jersey, man with coercing a girl to produce sexually explicit images of herself and with stalking and threatening another girl, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.
Authorities said, Brandon McIntyre, 24, is charged in a six-count superseding indictment with two counts of production of child pornography, one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct, two counts of interstate extortionate threat, and one count of stalking.
McIntyre was originally arrested on a complaint in September 2014 and indicted in January 2016 on one count of production of child pornography and one count of stalking.
Today’s charges account for McIntyre’s use of the internet to entice a girl to produce images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct, his additional attempts – through threats – to have this same girl produce additional sexually explicit images, and McIntyre’s use of the internet to threaten a second girl.
According to the superseding indictment and other documents filed in this case:
McIntyre allegedly met several girls through Facebook, sometimes pretending to be a teenage girl. From Aug. 6, 2013, through Aug. 18, 2013, McIntyre communicated via Facebook with a girl.
During his interaction with this girl over Facebook, McIntyre sent images of his genitals to the girl and asked her to send images of herself engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
After McIntyre had threatened to injure the girl and others, the girl acquiesced and sent sexually explicit photographs of herself on two different dates in August 2013.
From March 22, 2014, through April 7, 2014, McIntyre – disguised under the Facebook alias of “Katie Thompson” – urged another girl over Facebook to go on trips with him.
When she refused, McIntyre, still using the alias, repeatedly threatened to kill her boyfriend and family.
Each production of child pornography count carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison.
The online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct count carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of life in prison.
The counts of interstate extortionate threat and stalking each carry a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison. All counts in the indictment carry a potential $250,000 fine.
Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark, and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for the investigation.
He also thanked special agents from FBI in Anchorage, Alaska, and Albany, New York, for their assistance.