A Monroe man has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with child exploitation offenses related to his alleged sexual abuse of three minor girls. 32-year old Hector Torres allegedly used Snapchat, FaceTime and text messaging to communicate with three girls, aged 11 and 12, to coerce them to send him naked pictures of themselves.
On multiple occasions in February, Torres allegedly picked up the girls in his car and brought them to a shopping plaza parking lot in Hartford, where they each engaged in sexual activity with Torres at his direction. There were at least three videos of Torres’s sexual abuse of the girls, one of which investigators show the right side of his face as well as distinctive tattoos on his hands.
Torres promised to give the girls money, sneakers, vaping supplies and/or food.
Acting U.S. Attorney Boyle noted that investigators are seeking to identify additional victims and encouraged victims, witnesses and anyone with helpful information to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).