EMT BUSTED AFTER BUYING TEEN BOYS’ OLD SOCKS, SEEKING FEET PICS FOR “SEXUAL GRATIFICATION”
December 17, 2019
An emergency services worker in Pennsylvania was busted for buying worn socks and pictures of bare feet from minors, it was revealed Tuesday.
Christopher Minnier, 37, was charged with three counts of corruption of minors for allegedly sending sexually charged messages to two minors on social media, according to a criminal complaint that was filed Friday.
After sending the messages, he then asked the boys to send pictures of their feet “for sexual gratification,” Manheim Township Police said in a press release.
He later met both of the boys at a Lancaster County park in October and paid each of them $50 for their used socks, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun.
Minnier allegedly worked as an EMT for a local youth football program, The Smoking Gun reported.
The man’s plan unraveled when he contacted a third minor and asked for a picture “below the shoulders and above the knee,” police said.
He also wanted to purchase the third boy’s worn socks.
The third boy refused to send the pictures to him on Snapchat, police said.
Instead, the teen extorted Minnier for $500 by threatening to alert police “he was speaking to underage children,” the criminal complaint shows.
Minnier reportedly paid him the $500 by PayPal, and the third boy asked for more money.
But when Minnier refused to pay up again, the boy reported the incident to police, the criminal complaint shows.
Before his arrest, Minnier had told the boys that they needed to stop telling people “about the feet thing,” the complaint also shows.
Minnier is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 27, pennlive.com reported.
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