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FBI Seeks New Mexico Victims of Child Pornographer

Staff Report
Associated Press

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The FBI in New Mexico is seeking potential victims of a Florida man who they say tricked hundreds of females into giving him sexually explicit images of themselves.
    
The Carlsbad Current-Argus says 26-year-old Lucas Michael Chansler, of St. Johns, Florida, pleaded guilty last year to several counts of child pornography production but 250 images he had remain unidentified.
    
FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says the images may involve New Mexico teens.
    
According to Fisher, Chansler operated a "sextortion" scheme dating back to 2007.
    
He posed as a teenage boy on social media sites and manipulated girls into sending photos or exposing themselves. He then threatened to post or share them if they didn't send more pictures or videos.
    
The FBI previously identified victims from New Mexico in other images.

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