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Authorities Seek Other Possible Victims in "Sextortion" Case

Authorities are now asking anyone who may have been victimized to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.
(PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) Platte County authorities are seeking other possible victims of a 22-year-old Kansas City man they say coerced a teenage girl to have sex with him by threatening to post nude pictures of her online.

"We have received some information that this defendant may have attempted to extort sex from other victims," said Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd.

Denis Aguilar is charged with sexual trafficking of a child.

The charges were filed after authorities say Aguilar requested the nude photos of the 16-year-old. After the victim sent the photos, Aguilar allegedly threatened to post the photos online if she didn't have sex with him.

Authorities say the victim and Aguilar met online.

Aguilar was arrested after the victim and her mother went to police and detectives began communicating with Aguilar online posing as the victim.

Aguilar is being held in the Platte County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities are now asking anyone who may have been victimized by Aguilar to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.
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