BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was indicted for allegedly extorting sexually explicit images from multiple children.
Matthew Walker was arrested in March on several child pornography charges. More information has been released about the case by U.S. Attorney Walt Green.
The announcement says that Walker, 25, allegedly used social networking websites to meet young girls online. Walker was allegedly able to lie about his age, gender, and interests in order to communicate with his victims.
Soon after making contact, Walker was able to obtain compromising images of at least four victims. He allegedly threatened to send the images to their friends and family unless the victim sent Walker sexually explicit images of themselves.
Some victims sent Walker images and eventually told a family member who then told police.
The investigation of the case is ongoing, and law enforcement is working to confirm the identity of many more victims. Anyone who feels like they were targeted by Walker are encouraged to call the Baton Rouge Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 225-757-7770.