Arvin man suspected of sexual exploitation of teens to face a judge

FRESNO, Calif. - An Arvin man accused of sexually exploiting underage girls is due in court Monday.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Brian Caputo used social media to contact tweens and teens over an eight-year span. Posing as a young girl, he convinced the girls to send him naked photos.

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Court documents say that Caputo would threaten to reveal sexually explicit images of their friends unless they sent him nude or sexually explicit pictures.

Documents also say he shared those photos with sex offenders.

Officials say at least eight victims have been identified, but there may be many more.

Caputo faces child pornography charges and could be sentenced to decades in prison.

Anyone who believes that they might have been a victim of Caputo's offenses is encouraged to contact the FBI's Bakersfield office at (661) 323-9665.

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