Western New York, NY (May 20, 2019) – In federal court, five minors from the western New York area have found themselves the victims of child pornography and cyberstalking. 34-year-old Timothy Myers, of Freehold, NJ, has been accused of going after girls as young as 12-years-old via Facebook. The incidents were made public on Monday, May 20th.
According to authorities, Myers attempted to persuade young girls to send him explicit photos and videos between December 2016 and August 2017. Myers was reported to have threatened the girls with exploitation in the event that they decided not to send him inappropriate materials.
Additionally, Myers enticed a 16-year-old by claiming that he was only 19. The suspect also went on to make false statements to the parents of the 16-year-old and he was subsequently arrested following an investigation. Myers has been indicted on 29 counts of production, receipt, and distribution of child pornography, as well as sexual enticement of minors and cyberstalking.
New York Child Victim’s Act
First and foremost, we wish to express our sincerest sympathies for the victims of child pornography who are tragically exploited on a daily basis. In cases involving children, it is essential for family members and victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows extra time to make an attempt at healing before taking legal action. At Hach & Rose, we are fixed in our drive to hold those who commit sexual offenses responsible for their reprehensible actions, and we believe that every child victim deserves the most compassionate and determined representation possible.
Sexual abuse in New York occurs all too often, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such blatantly horrendous acts. Our sympathetic sexual abuse attorneys recognize the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of child sexual abuse, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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