Pennsylvania Teen Poses as Woman Online to Get Boys' Naked Photos: Police

A 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy posed as a woman on Facebook to trick dozens of other boys into sending him naked photos and gift cards, said police.

The Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested the Tobyhanna boy last Thursday on charges of theft by extortion, transmission of sexually explicit images and solicitation.

The department said it identified 48 boys who were victims and at least 100 others who never responded to the boy's messages.

Investigators said the boy pretended to be a woman named Jessica Carabello and promised the boys nude photographs in exchange for their pictures. Police said he threatened to post them online if they didn't send more and used a similar tactic to solicit gift cards from other boys.

The boy was taken to a juvenile detention center.

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