A Worcester man has been arrested and federally charged with buying and selling sexual content material with a 14-year-old boy he met on a homosexual courting app.
“Are you underage at all?” the account “ajg93” wrote to the boy on the Adam4Adam platform on the second day of the 4 days the pair communicated, based on the narrative of an FBI doc filed within the case. The content material will get extra express and frequent after the boy confirms he’s solely 14 years outdated.
According to the feds, “ajg93” is in truth Worcester’s Andrew James Gallagher, who at 28 years outdated was born within the yr 1993. He was arrested Tuesday morning and appeared on one prison cost, switch of obscene materials to a minor, in federal court docket in Worcester. He is now detained pending a detention listening to scheduled for Friday.
The day earlier than that message was despatched, based on a charging doc, Gallagher allegedly despatched a photograph of himself mendacity on his again whereas clearly aroused together with the message “I wish I could make you my little boy (expletive indicating a sexually submissive role).”
In that picture, the narrative states, he was nonetheless carrying some black underwear, however in pictures allegedly despatched after the boy states his age, the person is totally uncovered and his alleged intentions are, too.
“I would fly to you … (Expletive) you in a hotel too,” the person allegedly writes to the boy when he learns he lives in a midwest state, based on the doc. He then allegedly makes a request: “I also want you to send me a video of yourself naked.”
But the Adam4Adam platform wasn’t a protected sufficient guess for this alleged baby pornography request, so the person directs the kid to obtain Telegram, an app for safe and encrypted communication. The baby would subsequently inform investigators in a forensic interview that he did ship what he known as “underage porn” via the app.
Adam4Adam cooperated with FBI brokers and shared chat logs and subscriber data for the “ajg93” account that gave investigators the main points wanted to make Gallagher their suspect: the account informed different customers issues like his identify is Andrew, he lives in Worcester, that he drives a black Honda and he even despatched a “Face pic” to a different person that allegedly depicts Gallagher.
When he shared his e mail tackle, investigators had been in a position to monitor the suspect additional via Google data and located their suspect’s tackle. From there, it was all public data work.