Roseville man indicted for alleged use of Kik to trade child pornography, exploitation



July 31, 2018 |

A federal grand jury last week returned a three-count indictment against a Roseville, California man charging him with sexual exploitation of a child and distribution of child pornography.

According to the indictment that was unsealed on Thursday, July 26 at U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Brian Baptiste Formiconi, 39, of Roseville, was part of an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who were looking at groups of users who were trading child pornography using Kik Messenger. Eventually, it was discovered that a user, whose account was traced to Roseville, was trading child pornography with at least three members of these groups.

Further investigation led to a search warrant for Formiconi’s home. During the search, at least one child pornography video was found on a laptop in the home.

This case is the product of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If convicted, Formiconi faces a maximum statutory penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Formiconi was taken into custody on July 3 and is being held at the Sacramento County Jail.







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