HARTFORD, Connecticut — A Lakewood man might be sentenced to as much as 20 years in jail after admitting he pretended to be a teen woman and posted specific movies of a younger woman on-line.
Brian Grinnell, 36, pleaded responsible to distribution of kid pornography Monday in federal courtroom in Hartford, in response to the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the District of Connecticut. Grinnell shall be sentenced on July 19 and faces a minimal of 5 years and a most of 20 years in jail.
Based on the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace, courtroom paperwork present Grinnell posed as a 15-year-old woman whereas on the web chat web site Omegle. The positioning permits customers to work together with strangers.
Whereas on the location, Grinnell started speaking with a lady beneath the age of 12, in response to courtroom information. Quickly after, he started contacting the woman by the web site Snapchat.
Information present Grinnell requested the woman to take specific photographs and movies of herself and ship them to him by Snapchat. The woman started to really feel threatened by Grinnell and blocked his account.
Authorities say Grinnell contacted a buddy of the sufferer by the web site TikTok. He informed the buddy that until the sufferer contacted him, he would put up a video of her bare on TikTok. Grinnell then posted sexually specific movies of the sufferer, information present.
A buddy of the sufferer begged Grinnell to not put up further movies. Based on courtroom information, Grinnell responded, “I want a video of you begging me to not put them up. And you have to be topless in the video. If you don’t want any more of your friend stuff going out.”
The sufferer’s buddy informed Grinnell she would contact police, however Grinnell responded “How are they gonna find me?” He then posted one other video of the sufferer on TikTok, information present.
Grinnell has been detained since his arrest on Sept. 23, 2020. Authorities didn’t say the place Grinnell was arrested.