Bensalem gentleman employed social media to harass, extort women, authorities say

Sextortion arrest: Bensalem guy made use of social media to harass, extort women, authorities say

A Bucks County male is facing a extensive checklist of expenses for his alleged position in numerous sextortion situations they say specific younger women and minors as youthful as 12.

Bensalem Township law enforcement say their investigation start in Oct. 2020 when they received a report that a juvenile was harassed and threatened by using Snapchat. Law enforcement say an unknown issue experienced threatened to write-up bare photographs of the female if she did not deliver much more naked images to him. 

In Feb. 2021, Snapchat supplied a certain IP address that they say was applied by the topic in that situation and traced it back again to a home on the 3600 block of Skyline Travel in Bensalem Township. 

The subsequent thirty day period, detectives responded to that deal with and designed get in touch with with Ian Pisarchuk, who they say admitted to applying Snapchat to talk with ladies and state that he had been ‘forceful.’

Authorities say a forensic assessment of his mobile cellular phone unveiled several images and video clips of bare ladies, and some of them have been determined as minors. According to police, Pisarchuk would get hold of the victims and advise them that he experienced naked photographs of them, and if they did not ship him additional films and images, he threatened to submit their pics on-line. 

As a result, some of the victims despatched him much more films out of worry that he would submit express articles of them on-line. 

For the duration of a press meeting on Wednesday, Bensalem police discovered Pisarchuk as a suspect in a suicide investigation. Detectives decided that the 21-calendar year-old girl in that scenario experienced been harassed and threatened in a comparable fashion by an unidentified man or woman on Snapchat. 

Authorities say Pisarchuk applied extra than a dozen social media apps to get hold of alleged victims. 

Law enforcement finally tracked an IP deal with to Kutztown University, but there have been also numerous users on the typical college IP to slim down a particular suspect.

Bensalem Director of Community Basic safety Fred Harran says that the investigation was hardly ever closed and normally remained opened “until finally yesterday.”

Pisarchuk was attended Kutztown, where he played football, from 2014-2018. 

Pisarchuk is facing various felony rates which include sexual extortion, stalking, illegal contact with a insignificant, terroristic threats, and related offenses. 

He was arraigned Tuesday and bail was set at 10% of $2 million. He was sent to Bucks County Jail. 

Bucks County District Legal professional Matt Weintraub and the Bensalem Law enforcement Office dread that there might be much more victims out there. Anyone with facts relating to this investigation is urged to get hold of the Bensalem Police Department at (215) 633-3719.   

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