FBI Seeks Additional Victims of Texas Man’s Cyberstalking Scheme

The FBI is on the lookout for more victims of a Texas man who has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking individuals across multiple states, including Colorado. Hugo Iram Cardona Jr., aged 21, admitted to three counts of cyberstalking in federal court in El Paso, Texas.

Authorities, including the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), have identified at least 15 victims in Texas, Colorado, and Arizona.

They discovered that Cardona initially reached out to his victims through various Instagram and Snapchat accounts, using aliases like “idkprii85,” “designoiram,” and “juniorrriram.”

Cardona employed a two-factor authentication scheme to gain access to young females’ Snapchat accounts.

He then stole intimate photos and videos from them and used the content to coerce the victims into apologizing to him. He threatened to publicly release the images if they didn’t comply. Additionally, Cardona often demanded that victims engage in sexually explicit conduct during video chats.

FBI Seeks Additional Victims of Texas Man's Cyberstalking Scheme

These offences took place between approximately August 15, 2020, and June 1, 2023. The FBI urges anyone who had contact with Cardona through Snapchat, Instagram, or TextNow during this period to fill out a victim questionnaire.

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They can also reach out to the FBI El Paso office via email at [email protected] or by calling 1-915-832-5000.

Cardona’s sentencing is scheduled for June 3.

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