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Florida Man Slapped With 20 Years Sentence For Posing As Teen To Sexually Exploit Girls

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Olinto Ignacio Lynch

A Florida man who posed as a teen to sexually exploit underage girls has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Olinto Ignacio Lynch, 28, pretended to be a teen on social media to get a 13-year-old girl to send him nude videos of herself. He was sentenced earlier this week at a Palm Beach County federal court to 20 years in prison, The Miami Herald reports, citing court records.

Prosecutors say that Lynch also established a relationship with another 13-year-old girl that lasted more than a year — even driving to South Carolina to meet her.

“Starting in 2020, Lynch chatted with at least two 13-year-old girls via Snapchat, a social media platform,” investigators say, adding that Lynch told the girls he was a 16-year-old boy and used “sexually charged conversations” to request sexually explicit photos from them. He also sent sexually explicit pictures of himself to one of the teens, according to Lynch’s criminal complaint.

Lynch was arrested after the mother of one of the girls uncovered the conversations and reported Lynch’s social media profile to the FBI.

“Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Lynch’s social media account as well as his Lake Worth residence, finding sexual exploitation videos of the girl on his cellphone,” The Herald reports.

Read the full report at The Miami Herald.