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California man poses as girl to trick 80 kids into porn, police say


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A California man was arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday after allegedly impersonating a girl online to trick more than 80 children into making pornographic videos, police said.

Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, was arrested by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation identified more than 80 child victims whom Davis allegedly instigated and filmed sex acts he recorded on his cell phone and his computer, Fox 40 of Sacramento reported.

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Davis posed as “Lizzy” to communicate with children, often between the ages of 6 and 13, before convincing them to perform and record sexual actions with their siblings or other children, the doorman said. -speaker of the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Rod Grassman.

“What is particularly heinous about this is that this grooming led to our suspect asking these children to perform sexual acts on their siblings, other parents and other children they know. and film it and then send that video to our suspect,” Grassman said in a video address.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Rod Grassmann (pictured here) said Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, was arrested by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation identified more than 80 child victims. (Sacramento Sheriff’s Office/YouTube)
(Sacramento Sheriff’s Office/YouTube)

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Davis allegedly contacted the children on social media, where he had multiple accounts, police said. He is said to have contacted more than 100 children from the United States and several other countries, Fox 40 reported.

In December, police executed a search warrant for Davis’ residence, where they found “numerous” devices containing sex tapes, they said.

“At that time, we didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him on the spot, but we took all those electronic devices,” Grassmann added. “Over the past few months, we have analyzed all of this forensically and have identified 80 different victims and another 15-20 internationally, who we have yet to identify.”

Police tape.

Police tape.
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Grassman said the abuse may have started in late 2020. He encouraged parents to take an active role in learning who their children are communicating with online.

“Every electronic device connected to the Internet is like a window open to the whole world. You have no idea who your child is talking to,” he said.

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Davis was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.


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