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    Ohio Man Extradited To CO For Sextortion Of 13YO Child


    A 24-year-old Ohio man has been charged with three felony counts for sexually extorting an Arvada teen. Gregory Scott Kasarcik has been charged with Sexual Exploitation (F3), Internet Sexual Exploitation (F4), and Criminal Extortion (F4).

    On January 2, 2014 Arvada police were contacted by a woman on behalf of her two teenage neighbors. The girls, age 13 and 16, had come to her in tears about something that had happened on the computer.

    According to court records, Gregory Kasarcik had threatened to blow up the computer of the 13-year-old girl if she didn’t comply with his demands that she perform certain sexually explicit acts. The child had just gotten a new laptop for Christmas and was afraid he could actually blow it up if she did not comply with his demands.

    The young teen met Kasarcik in a social networking site frequented by teens. His profile claimed that he was 15YO. Kasarcik is alleged to have asked the child to move from the social networking site to Skype, which she did. They texted and then he began to ask sexual questions and make sexual demands.

    The distraught child told her 16 year-old sister about the exchange. The girls sought out a trusted adult and went to their next door neighbor’s house.

    Arvada police began their investigation and determined that Kasarcik lived in Ripley, Ohio. According to the affidavit it is possible that he has committed similar acts with other victims, but this is the only victim identified in Colorado.

    A warrant was issued for Kasarcik’s arrest on February 4, 2014. He was arrested by the Brown County Ohio Sheriff’s Department and extradited to Colorado.

    Kasarcik was advised of his charges on March 5 and has a preliminary hearing on April 11 at 9:30 in Division A. He is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    March 12, 2014

    Gregory Kasarcik


    Last Updated: 3-12-2014
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