April 16, 2024
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A San Diego man already dealing with federal fees for allegedly posing as a health care provider with a purpose to solicit sexually specific materials from a 15-year-old Florida boy pleaded not responsible Thursday to state fees associated to 6 different alleged minor victims.

Eric Jacob Layton, 50, was arrested final month at his College Metropolis dwelling on allegations of posing as a health care provider, sports activities reporter, therapeutic massage therapist and youth sports activities modeling agent with a purpose to solicit sexually specific images from minors and/or organize in-person conferences with the juveniles.

The FBI mentioned victims who participated in youth sports activities had been primarily focused and that Layton has offered himself as a sports activities therapeutic massage therapist named Travis Parkin who specialised in youth athletics and as a sports activities doctor named Dr. Alexis Iniesta, the FBI mentioned.

In a information launch, the FBI mentioned that along with the Florida teen, San Diego-based victims had been recognized.

A legal grievance filed in San Diego Superior Courtroom fees Layton with 14 felonies, together with lewd acts on a toddler, contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and treating the sick/ with out a certificates.

The alleged victims within the San Diego case vary in age from 13 to 16 years previous, in response to the San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace.

In accordance with an affidavit in help of the federal legal grievance, Layton initially reached out to the Florida boy through Instagram and claimed to be a author for a sports activities publication.

He later allegedly posed as a doctor — Dr. Iniesta — and requested the boy a collection of questions over the telephone that he claimed had been crucial for the boy to take part in his sport. Lots of the questions had been sexually specific in nature, in response to the affidavit, which states Layton additionally sought footage of the boy that he claimed “had been required to find out the minor sufferer’s bodily growth.”

The Instagram and e mail accounts used to contact the boy had been discovered to be linked to Layton, in response to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that following Layton’s arrest, legislation enforcement accessed his mobile phone and found conversations between him and 5 minors, during which he had posed as a modeling recruiter and requested images from the minors “for a modeling portfolio.” He additionally allegedly reached out to younger males on Instagram whereas posing as a feminine recruiter for “younger athletic fashions” and solicited footage, the doc states.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.