According to authorities, a California male was detained and booked on Tuesday after allegedly impersonating a girl online and tricking over 80 minors into creating pornographic movies.
According to Fox 40 in Sacramento, Demetrius Carl Davis, 24, was arrested by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation revealed more than 80 minor victims who Davis reportedly duped into performing and filming sexual activities that he then kept on his iPhone and computer.
Davis pretended to be “Lizzy” to communicate with children, most of whom were between the ages of 6 and 13, before persuading them to engage in and record sexual acts with their siblings or other children, according to Sgt. Rod Grassman, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.
Here is what Grassman said during a video address.
“What’s particularly heinous about this is that this nurturing resulted in our suspect asking these children to perform sexual acts on their siblings, other relatives and other children they know, filming it and then having that video on our suspect to broadcast.”
Davis allegedly spoke with the youngsters over social media, where he had many profiles, according to authorities. According to Fox 40, he is thought to have contacted over 100 minors in the United States and other nations. Davis’ home was searched in December, and police said they discovered “several” devices carrying sexual recordings.
“At the time we didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him on the spot, but we took all those electronics,” Grassmann added. “Over the past few months we have forensically analyzed all of these and identified 80 separate victims and another 15 to 20 internationally that we have not yet identified.”
According to Grassman, the abuse may have begun in late 2020. He urged parents to become more involved in finding out who their children communicate with online.
“Every electronic device connected to the Internet is like an open window on the whole world. You have no idea who is talking to your child.”