Mitchell James Ottinger, Carver, Minnesota (arrested May 2021) [child porn, sextortion]

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    Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, substitute teacher & paraprofessional, Eastern Carver County Schools, Carver, Minnesota, child porn, sextortion


    Feds charge Minnesota substitute teacher in sextortion case

    A 25-year-old substitute teacher from Carver has been charged in connection to a sextortion case involving minors, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Mitchell James Ottinger has been charged with two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography and two counts of making extortionate threats. According to court documents, Ottinger created fake internet accounts to "encourage and direct" minors and adults to make sexually explicit images and videos. If a victim blocked or ignored Ottinger, he would contact the victim and threaten to publish the sexually explicit images. If found guilty, he could face up to 15 years ...


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    Substitute Teacher Charged with ‘Sexstortion’

    A substitute teacher is accused of tricking minors and a woman into sending him sexually explicit images of themselves and using the images to extort from the victims. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mitchell James Ottinger, of Carver, was arrested Tuesday on charges of production of child pornography-related to sextortion and threats of extortion. A detention and preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 7, 2021, at 2:00 pm before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright. According to court documents, Ottinger created and used multiple Internet accounts to encourage and direct minors and an adult to produce sexually explicit images ...


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    Substitute Teacher Charged in “Sextortion” Case, DOJ Reports

    Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, of Carver, Minnesota, was arrested yesterday on criminal charges for alleged production of child pornography related to sextortion and threats of extortion. A detention and preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 7, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright. According to court documents, Ottinger created and used multiple Internet accounts to encourage and direct minors and an adult to create sexually explicit images and videos of themselves to send to Ottinger. Ottinger posed as a young female using aliases including “Taylor Malek” or “Rachel Meyer,” in order to obtain the images and ...


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    Substitute teacher charged for alleged sextortion of minors

    A 25-year-old substitute teacher has been federally charged for an alleged "sextortion" case involving minors and authorities believe there could be more victims. Mitchell James Ottinger of Carver, Minnesota was arrested on Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography and two counts of making extortionate threats. According to court documents, Ottinger pretended to be a young woman on the internet in order to get the images and videos of minors and an adult. Some of his aliases included "Taylor Malek" and "Rachel Meyer." If the person later blocked his account, Ottinger would ...


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    Substitute Teacher From Carver Faces Charges For Alleged ‘Sextortion’

    A 25-year-old substitute teacher from Carver is accused of requesting sexually explicit images of minors and threatening to release those photos in order to acquire more. Mitchell Ottinger is charged with two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography and two counts of making extortionate threats, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. The attorney’s office said Ottinger posed as a young girl online, using fake accounts to encourage minors and one adult to send sexually explicit pictures and videos to him. If one of the targets blocked or ignored Ottinger, the attorney’s office alleges he would threaten ...


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    Carver man charged in sextortion of minors and an adult

    A Carver man has been charged in a case involving child pornography and sextortion. Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, of Carver, was charged with two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography and two counts of threatening extortion, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ottinger worked as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for "School District 1," according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. It is unclear where Ottinger worked. When asked on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney spokesperson Tasha Zerna said that the location has not been disclosed and might not be identified ...


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    Carver man charged in sextortion of minors and an adult

    A Carver man has been charged in a case involving child pornography and sextortion. Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, of Carver, was charged with two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography and two counts of threatening extortion, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ottinger worked as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for "School District 1," according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. It is unclear where Ottinger worked. When asked on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney spokesperson Tasha Zerna said that the location has not been disclosed and might not be identified ...


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    Twin Cities substitute teacher charged in sextortion scheme involving minors

    A substitute teacher and paraprofessional at a Twin Cities elementary school was charged Tuesday in a sextortion scheme involving minors. Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, of Carver, is accused of using a fake online persona to solicit nude photos from two 15-year-old boys and threatening to distribute the photos if the teens didn’t send more, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. Ottinger, who is in custody, faces two counts each of producing child pornography and making extortionate threats. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison. A preliminary hearing in the case ...


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    Minnesota ‘Sextortion’ Suspect is a Substitute Teacher

    A Twin Cities area substitute teacher is facing federal charges involving child pornography and "sextortion" allegations. The Acting U.S. Attorney for Minnesota says 25-year-old Mitchell Ottinger of Carver was arrested on Wednesday on two counts of production and attempted production of child pornography along with two counts of making extortionate threats that carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison if he is convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Friday afternoon. According to the charges, Ottinger used multiple Internet accounts to communicate with his alleged victims and convinced them to create and send him ...


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    Substitute teacher facing child porn charges no longer employed by Twin Cities school district

    A substitute teacher accused of soliciting nude photos of teenagers as part of a sextortion scheme is no longer employed by Eastern Carver County Schools, district officials say. Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, of Carver, was charged Tuesday with two counts each of producing child pornography and making extortionate threats, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. A statement issued Thursday by the school district said Ottinger is no longer employed there, and that no current students who have had him as a teacher are believed to be among his alleged victims. “This is a tremendously difficult day ...


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