Former Twin Cities Paraprofessional Pleads Guilty to ‘Sextortion’
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - A former paraprofessional employed by Twin Cities middle school has admitted to a sextortion scheme.
24-year-old Glenn Anderson of Coon Rapids yesterday entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges of enticement of a minor and interstate communications with intent to extort. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 25.
According to the US Attorney for Minnesota, Anderson utilized Internet applications and social media sites to communicate with minors. Prosecutors say he also owned and administered an online gaming forum and used that position "to groom minors to produce child pornography and engage in sexual activity with him.
Court documents indicate he would entice the victims by providing them with in-game perks, privileges, and other gifts. The charges also accused Anderson of threatening to release sexually explicit images supplied to him by victims if they refused to meet his demands.