ATLANTA — A Cobb County man has been indicted for using social media to lure and then force teenagers into sending him nude pictures, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Tremain Hutchinson, 27, of Mableton was arraigned in federal court Wednesday before United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield III and was detained without bond.
Hutchinson was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 18 on charges that he induced and coerced minors into producing child pornography, enticed and coerced minors into engaging in sexual activity, received and possessed child pornography, and transferred obscene material to minors.
“Hutchinson is charged with exploiting social media to victimize children,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
“His conduct is particularly disturbing because he threatened and coerced these terrified children into engaging in sexual acts.”
Prosecutors say Hutchinson had enticed and threatened numerous teenage girls to send nude photographs of themselves to him, whereupon he would threaten to post the photographs on Facebook and other social media sites, including their school websites, if the girls did not continue to send sexually graphic photographs and video recordings to him.