Bakersfield man charged in cyber-threat case linked to 2 Indiana High Schools

Posted at 8:06 AM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 21:29:32-04

A Bakersfield man is being federally charged in his role in threatning to use explosive devices at Plainfield and Danville, Indiana high schools. 

Buster Hernandez, 26, made cyber threats to female students and produced child pornography as well. He is being charged with threatening to use explosive devices, threatening to injure students, and the sexual exploitation of a child. 


According to court documents, the Brownsburg Police Department contacted the FBI in December 2015, asking for assistance with a cyber-threat case involving a minor female victim (Victim 1), a resident of Plainfield Indiana. The threats came from a person known only at the time as “Brian Kil” who used Facebook to communicate with Victim 1 to extort sexually explicit pictures from her. This pattern continued for approximately 16 months with Victim 1 sending sexually explicit images of herself under threat by “Brian Kil.” This technique is commonly referred to as “sextortion.” 

When Victim 1 refused to provide additional images as demanded, Hernandez is alleged to have made physical threats to Victim 1, stating “I am coming for you. I will slaughter your entire class and save you for last.” He further made threats to law enforcement saying, “I will add a dozen dead police to my tally…Try me pigs, I will finish you off as well.” These threats caused school administrators to close the Plainfield and Danville High Schools. The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield was also closed December 19, 2015, but reopened the following day after

Hernandez had his initial appearance in the Eastern District of California on Friday, August 4, 2017, and will be transported by the United States Marshal Service to federal court in Indianapolis where he will face charges from the criminal complaint.