Shock Confession As Teacher Admits: ‘I Blackmailed Pupils Over Child Porn Pics’

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window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-160618588-3'); By Joseph Golder A former substitute teacher in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to child pornography and extortion charges after he blackmailed minors into sharing sexually explicit images of themselves, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Oct. 19. The charges “are related to a years-long sextortion scheme,” the U.S Attorney’s statement said. James Ottinger, 25, a former substitute teacher from Carver, Minnesota, “engaged in a scheme to obtain sexually explicit images and videos of minors and adults by using false online personas. Ottinger threatened to disseminate the images and videos of his victims in order to extort more images and videos,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “Over the course of several years Ottinger victimized more than 10 minors, some of whom he knew from the school district where he worked.” Court documents, referred to in a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement on May 5 — when Ottinger was charged — say: “Ottinger created and used multiple Internet accounts to encourage and direct minors and an adult to create sexually explicit images and videos of themselves to send to Ottinger. “Ottinger posed as a young female using aliases including ‘Taylor Malek’...

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