Eddie Joe Oglesby Jr: Man who posed as federal agent and coerced underage girls to send nudes convicted

Eddie Joe Oglesby Jr: Man who posed as federal agent and coerced underage girls to send nudes convicted
Eddie Joe Oglesby Jr will be locked up for a long time (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

FORT MCCOY, FLORIDA: Eddie Joe Oglesby Jr, 52, will be put behind bars for several decades following his conviction for producing and receiving child abuse material. Oglesby Jr acted as a federal agent and persuaded young girls to send him nude photos and videos by threatening them in Google Hangouts chats.

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Also known as Gabriel Ethan Collins or Shadow, Oglesby Jr was convicted in the Middle District of Florida. The announcement was made on Monday, as per the report by Law and Crime.

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“According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Oglesby created an elaborate false identity that he used to impersonate a federal agent,” said the prosecutors. They added, “He used this false identity to coerce underaged female victims to produce and send him sexually explicit images over the internet. Posing as the false agent, Oglesby threatened to have the victims arrested, imprisoned, institutionalized, or killed if they did not comply with his demands.”

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Oglesby Jr, was apprehended by federal agents at his house, with a minor female victim. “A search of Oglesby’s cellphone showed him logged into multiple social media applications under both his real and false identity,” the Department of Justice stated. “Agents ultimately found 473 pages of electronic communications between Oglesby and one of his victims on that cellphone.”

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The girls were manipulated into sending explicit material. A victim's stepfather found evidence of his child suffering at his hands and took swift action by reporting him. The complaint reads, “Victim l’s stepfather then reviewed the laptop and discovered that Victim 1 had been sending sexually explicit photographs and having conversations that were sexual in nature with an adult male on Google Hangouts.”

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“While speaking on Google Hangouts, Collins would call Victim 1 his fiance even though he knew she was underaged. Victim 1 also advised that Collins demanded that she promise to have sex with him and his friends. Victim 1 then spoke about Collins telling her to lay on her stomach naked and masturbate for him,” the complaint said. “Collins threatened Victim 1 by saying he would send her to a mental ward or turn her in and ban her from the internet.”

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The other victim said that she only knew him as Gabriel Collins. Apparently, she was only 15 when he first set his claws into her. “Victim 2 advised she did speak with Collins both on the phone and through video chats. Victim 2 advised that during the video chats Collins would ask her to show her breasts and vagina and ask her to masturbate on camera for him,” documents said. “Collins also asked her to masturbate using a cucumber, but Victim 2 never did.”

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Oglesby faces many decades in prison for the production and receipt of child sexual abuse material.
 

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