CRIME

NJ man charged with blackmailing teens into online sex acts

Daniel Lee Derringer III

Daniel Lee Derringer III  (New Jersey Office of the Attorney General)

Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with blackmailing five teenage girls to pose nude and engage in sexual conduct on web cameras.

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced the grand jury indictment Thursday against 28-year-old Daniel Derringer III, of Lake Worth, Fla.

Porrino says the former Union City, N.J., resident posed online as a young girl to trick teen girls into exposing themselves on their web cameras. Investigators say he threatened to post those images online if the girls did not engage in further sexual conduct.

Dillinger declined to comment about the new round of charges, which come four years after he was originally charged in the case.

He was ordered to appear in court at a later date to be arraigned on child pornography and extortion charges.