Texas man who confessed to cyberstalking admitted having victims in Colorado too, FBI says

A Texas man who pled guilty to cyberstalking in federal court had victims in Colorado, but FBI authorities said Friday there could be more, and they are asking for the public’s assistance in finding them.

Hugo Iram Cardona Jr., 21, pleaded guilty to three counts of cyberstalking after admitting to using a two-factor authentication (2FA) scheme to “gain access to various young females’ Snapchat accounts to steal their intimate photographs and videos,” according to a joint press release from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Cardona then allegedly contacted the women using numerous social media accounts (using the following usernames: “idkprii85,” “designoiram,” “juniorrriram,” “urfavpapi,” “urdvddyjunie,” and “juniorrhernandez,” as well as Snapchat accounts “juniepri,” “asap_juniorrr,” and “juniorrriram”) and demanded that they “apologize,” or he would publicly release the content, according to the news release. According to authorities, Cardona would typically demand that his victims engage in sexually explicit behavior while video chatting with him.

The announcement states that at least 15 victims were discovered in El Paso, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona. Victims were also approached with multiple TextNow numbers.

According to prosecutors, Cardona’s offenses took place between August 15, 2020 and June 1, 2023.

If you had or know of anyone who had communication with Cardona Jr. or any of the above-mentioned identities while using Snapchat, Instagram, or TextNow between 2020 and 2023, please fill out this victim questionnaire.

The FBI/HSI is legally required to identify victims of crime in federal investigations. The lease states that victims may be eligible for specific assistance, restitution, and other rights under federal and/or state law. Responses are voluntary, but they may assist the federal investigation and identify you as a potential victim. Based on your responses, the FBI may contact you and request additional information. The identities of the victims are kept hidden, as is any case-related information.

Cardona is due to be sentenced on June 3 and could face up to ten years in jail for each count. A federal district court judge will impose a sentence after examining the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory circumstances.

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