In or about March 2016, MARIN communicated online via Kik and through text messages with a 13-year-old minor female (“Victim-1”) in New Mexico, and convinced Victim-1 to take and send sexually explicit photographs and videos of herself to MARIN.
During his communications with Victim-1, MARIN utilized the screen name “mike___2016,” as well as another account associated with the phone number 914-920-1974. Further, while communicating with Victim-1, MARIN posed as a minor and threatened Victim-1 that if she did not send additional photos and/or videos, he would publicly post the photos and/or videos she had already sent to MARIN on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. MARIN also demanded that Victim-1 act as his “slave,” first attempting to pay Victim-1 and then threatening to post nude photos and videos of Victim-1 if she did not send him the specific photos and/or videos MARIN requested whenever he requested them. As part of this demand, MARIN instructed Victim-1 to photograph and film herself engaging in a number of sexually explicit acts, including bestiality with a pet cat and taking nude photos of herself in her school bathroom.
According to statements made during MARIN’s presentment this afternoon, MARIN is currently employed as a camp counselor in Greenwich, Connecticut.