A Fresno man was charged in federal court with five counts of sexual exploitation of children and with one count of distributing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.
Jacob Eric Blanco, 25, allegedly used apps like Musical.ly and KIK on his phone and computer to target girls under 12, getting them to send photos of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Talbert said.
The parents of a 6-year-old girl in Nassau County, New York came to police after they allege someone using the Musical.ly app, believed to be Blanco, got sexually explicit photos of their daughter.
Investigators are attempting to find additional victims, Talbert said.
If found guilty, Blanco faces up to 30 years in prison for each count of sexual exploitation and five to 20 years for distributing child pornography. There is also potential of a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervised release.