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Sick: Groomer Posed as Modeling Scout to Prey on Girls

A registered sex offender from Queens has been found guilty of preying on kids as young as 9 years old by pretending to be a modeling scout — and using more than two dozen Instagram accounts to solicit and share child pornography.

Davis Burgos-Collazo, 43, was convicted in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday of five counts of attempting to sexually exploit children, two counts of distributing child pornography, accessing child pornography with intent to view it, and committing a felony sexual offense involving minors while being a registered sex offender.

During Burgos-Collazo’s weeklong trial, prosecutors argued that in 2020, the Jamaica resident employed 26 different Instagram accounts with names like “future models” and “preteen beauty pics” to lure young children, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.

In one instance, the prosecutors said, Burgos-Collazo coerced a 10-year-old girl into performing live sex acts for him on Instagram. Read more…

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