California Man Arrested For Threats Against Plainfield, Danville High Schools
PLAINFIELD, Ind. – A California man has been arrested in connection with making online threats against Plainfield and Danville High Schools, as well as making cyber threats to underage girls and producing child pornography.
Federal prosecutors say Buster Hernandez, 26, of Bakersfield, California has been charged with threats to use an explosive device, threats to injure and sexual exploitation of a child.
According to court documents, the FBI was investigating a cyber-threat case involving a minor female victim from Plainfield starting in Dec. 2015. The threats came from a person known as “Brian Kil” who used Facebook to communicate with the girl to extort sexually explicit pictures from her. Investigators say the “sextortion” continued for about 16 months.
Prosecutors say Hernandez also made physical threats to the girl, saying “I am coming for you. I will slaughter your entire class and save you for last.” He further made threats to law enforcement saying, “I will add a dozen dead police to my tally…Try me pigs, I will finish you off as well.” These threats caused both Plainfield and Danville High Schools to close as police investigated. The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield was also closed Dec. 19, 2015, but reopened the following day after law enforcement felt that the threats were not credible.
Hernandez is also accused of sexually exploiting and threatening two other underage girls. According to court documents, Hernandez asked one of the girls to attend a community forum held in Plainfield and report about the investigation back to him.
“Terrorizing young victims through the use of social media and hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet will not be tolerated by this office,” said Minkler. “Those who think they can outwit law enforcement and are above being caught should think again. Mr. Hernandez’s reign of terror is over.”
Hernandez had his initial appearance in the Eastern District of California on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, and will be transported to a federal court in Indianapolis where he will face federal charges.
If you believe you have been a victim of sextortion by Buster Hernandez, also known as "Brian Kil", please contact the Indianapolis FBI Office at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or call 317-595-4000.
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