The FBI has uncovered a disturbing global satanist pedophile extortion cult after arresting a 23-year-old in New York City.
The suspect was arrested in Queens, NY on gun possession charges.
The NYC arrest led investigators to uncover evidence exposing a stomach-churning international pedophile network.
The cult has victimized dozens, but possibly hundreds, of minors.
The FBI issued a public warning saying the group is “deliberately targeting minor victims on publicly available messaging platforms to extort them into recording or livestreaming acts of self-harm and producing child sexual abuse material.”
In a statement, the FBI said: “The violent online groups use many names, including 676, 764, CVLT, Court, Kaskar, Harm Nation, Leak Society, and H3ll, but continuously evolve and form subgroups under different monikers.
“They operate on publicly available platforms, such as social media sites or mobile applications.
“To gain access to a majority of these groups, prospective members are required to live-stream or upload videos depicting their minor victims harming animals or committing self-harm, suicide, murder, or other acts of violence.
“The key motivators of these groups are to gain notoriety and rise in status within their groups.
“The groups target minors between the ages of 8 and 17 years old, especially LGBTQ+ youth, racial minorities, and those who struggle with a variety of mental health issues, such as depression and suicidal ideation.
“The groups use extortion and blackmail tactics, such as threatening to SWAT1 or DOX2 the minor victims, if they do not comply with the groups’ requests, manipulate and extort minors into producing CSAM and videos depicting animal cruelty and self-harm.
“Self-harm activity includes cutting, stabbing, or fansigning.
“Members of the groups threaten to share sexually explicit videos or photos of the minor victims with their family, friends, and/or post to the internet.
“The groups control their victims through extreme fear and many members have an end-goal of forcing the minors they extort into committing suicide on live-stream for their own entertainment or their own sense of fame.
“The FBI urges the public to exercise caution when posting or direct messaging personal photos, videos, and identifying information on social media, dating apps, and other online sites.
“Although seemingly innocuous when posted or shared, the images and videos can provide malicious actors an abundant supply of content to exploit for criminal activity.
“Advancements in content creation technology and accessible personal images online present new opportunities for malicious actors to find and target minor victims.
“This leaves them vulnerable to embarrassment, harassment, extortion, financial loss, or continued long-term re-victimization.
“Further, the FBI recommends looking out for warning signs indicating a minor may be experiencing self-harm or suicidal ideations.
“Being able to recognize the warning signs of self-harm will help you provide immediate support.”
The FBI also issued some recommendations for the public to consider the following warning signs regarding self-harm or suicide:
- Sudden behavior changes such as becoming withdrawn, moody, or irritable.
- Sudden changes in appearance, especially neglect of appearance.
- Changes in eating or sleeping habits.
- Dropping out of activities and becoming more isolated and withdrawn.
- Scars, often in patterns.
- Fresh cuts, scratches, bruises, bite marks, burns, or other wounds.
- Carvings, such as words or symbols, on the skin.
- Wearing long sleeves or pants in hot weather.
- Threatening to commit suicide and openly talking about death, not being wanted or needed or not being around.
Read the full warning here.