College Student Faces Charges for Impersonating Woman on Social Media to Exploit Minors

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TRENTON – A shocking revelation has come to light as the Office of the Attorney General announced the indictment of Keyon Luff, a 21-year-old college student from Edgewater Park, Burlington County, N.J. Luff faces serious charges for allegedly impersonating a woman on social media platforms to deceive minors into providing explicit videos of themselves.

The grand jury in Trenton returned a 12-count indictment against Luff, including charges of manufacturing child sexual exploitation and abuse material. Currently, Luff is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, awaiting trial.

The investigation, spearheaded by the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) Cybercrimes Unit and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce, revealed that between January and July 2021, Luff used popular social media platforms to contact children aged 14 to 16. He allegedly directed these minors to engage in explicit acts, record themselves, and send the videos to him.

Investigators found that Luff created fake social media accounts to engage in explicit conversations with minors. He impersonated an adult female on one platform, using this false identity to obtain explicit files, including those of minors.

Detectives confiscated several digital devices from Luff’s dorm room on May 3, 2023. These devices allegedly contained illicit images of child abuse. First Assistant Attorney General Lyndsay V. Ruotolo commented on the indictment, emphasizing the predatory nature of Luff’s alleged actions and the importance of eradicating such material from circulation.