The FBI and U.S. attorney’s office recently released a mug shot of this pig , hoping his whitemarish face can generate leads that will allow them to identify children pictured in thousands of sexually explicit videos that authorities say they found on his computer.
Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, was arrested at his Brazil home, which also houses the office of Clay County Internet, authorities say. Finkbiner owns the Internet services company, according to the small-business listing website manta.com.
Federal officials were led to Finkbiner through complaints from two 14-year-old boys, who went to law enforcement in their home states of Michigan and Maryland saying they were victims of what authorities call “sextortion,” according to a federal criminal complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute. Sextortion is the blackmailing of people by threatening to publicly disclose sexually explicit photos of them.
Finkbiner was arrested Friday.
After being shown a photo of one of the boys by investigators, Finkbiner told authorities “he had induced or coerced the production of videos and images of so many people engaged in sexually explicit conduct that he could not readily recognize every individual,” according to the complaint.
Finkbiner confessed to the Internet sexual exploitation of “at least 100 individuals,” the nine-page FBI complaint says.