Action News Jax confronted a St. Johns County man accused of threatening underage girls to get nude pictures.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said that man is facing cyberstalking and extortion charges.
Deputies believe Kameron McGauley, 18, has several, juvenile victims.
Monday, Action News Jax asked him about the charges outside his work.
“Are they true?” Action News Jax Reporter Russell Colburn asked.
“I’m not talking,” McGauley said.
McGauley walked away from our camera and wouldn’t answer any other questions.
In the arrest report, deputies said McGauley sent a juvenile female victim photos of herself topless, threatening to put them on various social media sites if she didn’t show herself naked on Snapchat video.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY SEXTORTION: @SJSOPIO arrested Kameron McGauley, 18, for allegedly obtaining nude photos/videos of juvenile women, then threatening to post them online if he didn’t get more. What happened when @ActionNewsJax confronted him about the charges, all-new & LIVE at 10! pic.twitter.com/vdG04Q98VV— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) March 12, 2019
The report states she did, against her will, fearing her reputation would be ruined.
The Sheriff’s Office said McGauley threatened to release videos to her parents if she didn’t send more.
Deputies believe he’s used this tactic on multiple occasions to extort and harass other females.
Action News Jax found one of the alleged accounts mentioned in the report.
It has the name Josh and emojis and appears to still be active.
“Just infuriated, I would just be totally infuriated,” said parent Cheryl Scheuring. “I would want to be protecting my child any way I could.”
St. Johns County deputies said McGauley confessed to not revealing who he was to the victim, hiding behind several Snapchat usernames and using threats to get nude photos and videos.
Deputies said other cases likely occurred when the suspect was a juvenile, so they'll be turning those over to the State Attorney's Office.
Action News Jax reached out to Snapchat for comment on the case and that account that appears to still be active, and hasn’t heard back.
.@ActionNewsJax: "Are [the charges] true?"— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) March 12, 2019
McGauley: "I’m not talking."
MORE ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/O04Hn6vgFl
- Jacksonville rapper involved in shooting at Hampton Inn in Ware County
- High school coach, wife dead in electrocution on baseball field, son injured
- Jax Beach police officer resigns during investigation into alleged misuse of database
- Jacksonville woman turns $20 into $1 million playing Florida Lottery
- Parents worry after rocks were thrown at school buses in Clay County
STAY UPDATED: Download the Action News Jax app for live updates on breaking stories
Cox Media Group