FBI Seeking to Identify Child Porn Victims

Published 07/07 2015 02:22PM

Updated 07/07 2015 02:31PM

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The FBI is trying to find victims of a convicted online predator.

Lucas Michael Chansler, former of St. Johns, Florida, is serving 105 years in prison for extorting hundreds of teenage girls over the internet in order to get photos and videos of the girls exposing themselves.

Chansler targeted 350 girls in 26 different states, as well as in Canda and the United Kingdom, between 2007 and 2010.

The FBI says Chansler pretended to be a friend of the victims on various social networking sites. He would coax them into exposing themselves which he would secretly record, then threatened to put them online unless the girls sent him more graphic images.

Authorities say they know of at least 135 screen names Chansler used to extort his victims.

A search of his computers turned up approximately 80,000 images and videos of hundreds of victims.

If you have been victim of Chansler, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also send a confidential e-mail to FBI.VICTIMASSISTANCE@IC.FBI.GOV.

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