A New Jersey man was arrested after allegedly posting footage of teenage girls performing sexual acts on his subscriber website, authorities announced this week.
Robert Ianuale, 32, of Hazlet, was apprehended at his home by police on Monday.
An investigation revealed he was engaged in the prostitution of juvenile females, and on at least one occasion, tried to lure online viewers to sexually assault a woman and broadcast the assault live over the Internet, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
“Profiting off of the sexual abuse of juveniles is intolerable. We cannot allow innocent children to fall prey to online abusers and predators seeking to line their pockets through the sexual exploitation of their victims,” said Gramiccioni, the acting county prosecutor.
“We will prosecute all such defendants to the fullest extent of the law.”
Ianuale had offered $100 to anyone who sexually assaulted a certain woman in New York City in May 2015 and broadcast what happened online, authorities said.
He would also allow juvenile females to engage in sexual acts during broadcasts on his website SwerveCast. Viewers could tip the girls, and he would take some of the tips while relaying the rest to the girls.
The teen victims have been identified as a 14-year-old Maryland girl and a 14-year-old New Jersey girl.
Ianuale has been hit with a number of charges, including use of a juvenile to commit a crime, promoting prostitution of a minor, and luring or enticing and adult.
If convicted of all the charges, he will spend up to 65 years in jail.