State police have charged Keefer Ngirngesechei with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors and other crimes.
Investigators say the 20-year-old Hazleton man got numerous girls to send him the images on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram, only to use the images to try to force the girls to have sex.
Police say the suspect would threaten to reveal the photos the girls’ parents or school, but most of them still refused his sexual advances. Two Hazleton-area girls succumbed to the threats, however.
The suspect remained in the Carbon County jail Tuesday without a defense attorney listed in court records. He faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 25.