LV Man Faces Charges
BA Little Valley man has been charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography and cyberstalking, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
According to the complaint, 19-year-old Dyllan Barber initiated a conversation with a minor female victim in November 2019 on the Snapchat social media application. Barber used his own Snapchat account during this conversation, but posed as a hacker who had gained control over the account.
Barber allegedly threatened the minor victim to produce and send to him sexually explicit images of herself or else he would publicly release information regarding the minor victim. In response to these threats, the minor victim produced and sent images of herself to Barber as requested.
Barber made an initial appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and was released on conditions.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.
The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.