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San Francisco Police have announced the arrest of a man accused of engaging in inappropriate communication with a minor online and extorting sexually explicit photos.
The case was forwarded to San Francisco’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in 2019 by New York state troopers, who had first caught wind of the alleged crimes.
Authorities say the victim was so traumatized by the ordeal that it had driven them to the point of self-harm.
On February 13, 2020, police served a search warrant at the Monticello Street home of 19-year-old Kean John Szeto, their primary suspect.
He was arrested on suspicion of extortion, production of child pornography, possession of child pornography, communicating with a minor to commit a sexual act, inflicting emotional suffering to a minor, and annoying or molesting a minor.