Child PREDATOR – Former Teacher Sentenced for Doing the Unthinkable
(ConservativeHub.com) – Many people know the internet can be dangerous, especially for children — but most parents hope that when they send their kids to school, the faculty will do the best they can to keep them safe. However, a court recently sentenced a Missouri teacher to federal time for extorting children on social media apps for years.
On Tuesday, August 2, the Western District of Missouri’s Department of Justice Office released a report detailing how a federal court sentenced Brandon McCullough of Branson, Missouri, to 30 years in federal prison and the rest of his days on supervised release.
His crimes include the exploitation of 11 identified victims under 18 and “dozens more.” He also admitted to two counts of coercing and enticing a child into sexual activity. The court ordered him to pay one of his victims over $200,000, according to the DOJ’s report.
Former Cassville High School teacher sentenced to 30 years for sextortion scheme: https://t.co/GGtISIINnO
— KY3 News (@kytv) August 2, 2022
McCullough used apps like Kik to message children and pressure them into sending explicit photos. After he received the sexual images, he would threaten to share them with the kids’ family members unless they provided more. Thankfully, one mother caught onto the scheme and spoke up, quickly revealing the vast number of victims McCullough targeted.
If someone is exploiting you or someone you care about, report the crime to your local FBI field office, call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), or report it online at tips.fbi.gov. The FBI has seen a marked increase in this type of crime and advises kids and adults to be cautious.
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