Putnam County man arrested after sextortion with minors contacted via social media – Action News Jax
BUNNELL, Fla. — A 21-year-old man is behind bars after Major Case Detectives (MCU) investigated sextortion threats made against a female student at a local school, leading to the arrest of Jose Yair Flores Del Angel of Satsuma, Florida in Putnam County.
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In December 2021, a School Resource Assistant with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) was notified that Angel had made sexual threats to a 14-year-old student. Detectives assisted the Bunnell Police Department (BPD) with an investigation, which uncovered a sexual relationship.
After further investigation, detectives also linked Angel to another case in Flagler County involving a 13-year-old girl.
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Both victims told detectives similar details about their relationships and encounters with Angel, and each told detectives they met him on a social media site, where he claimed to be 17-18 years old.
A full confession from Angel has been obtained by MCU detectives for both cases, and two arrest warrants have been granted.
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“This sick, twisted individual preyed on young children,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “This disgusting person is now in jail where he belongs and cannot hurt another child. Excellent work by our detectives in solving two cases and to Bunnell PD for their assistance. I hope this arrest puts an end to the victims.
On May 2, Angel surrendered for lewd or lascivious assault and battery with a victim over 12 but under 16, and lewd or lascivious assault with a victim over 12 but under 16. obligation.
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