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Clay County Man Charged With 'Sextortion' Of Teen

Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2012

(CLAY COUNTY) - Federal prosecutors say a western Indiana man might have coerced teenagers across the country into sexual activity that he recorded online.

Court documents say that FBI investigators found sexually explicit videos showing hundreds of teenagers on 39-year-old Richard Leon Finkbiner's computer. The documents say Finkbiner estimated to FBI agents that he had coerced at least 100 individuals into such videos.

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett tells The Indianapolis Star that investigators are trying to figure out how broad the case is and whether others are involved as perpetrators.

Finkbiner was arrested Friday at his home in the Clay County city of Brazil on charges he extorted teenage boys in Maryland and Michigan by threatening to post sexually explicit videos of them online. Court records don't list an attorney for Finkbiner.

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