Edmond man sentenced to prison in connection with a sextortion scheme after targeting young girl online
EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond man is headed to prison after allegedly targeting a young girl online who was going through an emotional time in her life.
According to court documents, earlier this year, 23-year-old Carlos Alexander Davila began contacting a 14-year-old girl in Florida after she posted on Facebook about her friend’s suicide.
Police say they began talking through Facebook, texting and the Kik app.
Officials allege that Davila told the girl that he was studying to become a psychologist, and he would help her deal with the loss of her friend.
Eventually, investigators say Davila asked the girl for nude photos in exchange for his emotional support.
Court records indicate that the girl said Davila became very possessive of her and threatened to post naked pictures of her online if she ended their relationship.
Davila allegedly said he would “leak everything” about her, especially to his “hungry friends in need of fresh meat.”
He allegedly threatened that if she ignored him, he would post her pictures along with her contact information.
Davila also allegedly used a phone number spoofing app to send the girl text messages to give her the impression that her images were leaked.
The girl reported that Davila also threatened to physically harm her.
The girl eventually told a law enforcement officer assigned to her school.
He pleaded guilty to producing child pornography on June 19, 2016.
In a victim impact statement, the girl reported that Davila’s actions caused her to have a negative self-image and that she still cries sometimes about her experience with him.
She said that Davila’s actions made “the phase of losing someone to suicide” much harder to cope with, and she still has concerns about him harming her.
According to court records, when Edmond Police Department officers examined Davila’s electronic devices, they found child pornography depicting not only the Florida girl, but also other images of child pornography, some depicting children as young as eight or nine years old.
On Wednesday, Davila was sentenced to serve 15 years in federal prison for producing child pornography in connection with a sextortion scheme.
After completion of his 15-year prison term, Davila will have to register as a sex offender and be placed on supervised release by the United States Probation Office for the rest of his life.