Man gets 10 years for coercing 12-year-old girl to send nude photos


Highlights

Gerardo Perez Uribe met the girl on Facebook in 2014, and asked her to send nude pictures of herself. After receiving the images, Uribe took over the girl’s Facebook account and changed her password.

Gerardo Perez Uribe met the girl on Facebook in 2014, and asked her to send nude pictures of herself.

After receiving the images, Uribe took over the girl’s Facebook account and changed her password.

He threatened to post the photos on the girl’s Facebook page if she refused to send him more.

A metro Atlanta man will spend 10 years in prison for coercing a 12-year-old North Carolina girl to send him nude photos of herself, prosecutors said.

Gerardo Perez Uribe, 32, of Rex, met the girl on Facebook in the summer of 2014, U.S. Attorney Byung Pak said. According to prosecutors, Uribe initially told the girl he was 13 years old, then later claimed to be 25.

Uribe asked the girl to send him nude pictures of herself, which she did in August 2014.

Shortly after that, Uribe took over the girl’s Facebook page, changed her password and locked her out of the account, Pak said. He told her he would post the nude photos on her Facebook page if she did not send him more.

“The victim believed Uribe’s threat and sent him four photographs of herself that met the federal definition of child pornography,” Pak said. 

The girl’s parents found out and reported the crime to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. Authorities investigated the case and turned it over to the FBI once Uribe was found in Georgia. 

Uribe pleaded guilty to the crime Aug. 24 and was sentenced Thursday. He will be deported after serving his prison sentence, Pak said. Additionally, he will be under 10 years of supervised release.

Uribe was born in Mexico, but was living in the United States as a permanent resident. 

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

Subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app so you don't miss a single episode of Breakdown: Season 5!

In other news:

[Summary]



Next Up in Local

One of Atlanta’s most wanted allegedly broke a blind woman’s jaw
One of Atlanta’s most wanted allegedly broke a blind woman’s jaw

A man who allegedly assaulted two women in northwest Atlanta last month has been added to the police department’s “most wanted” list. In one case, police say a blind woman’s jaw was broken. The other incident happened after Orlando Clark became angry when his ex-girlfriend “began receiving phone calls,&rdquo...
ADA: Gwinnett teacher charged with sex assault impregnated ex-student
ADA: Gwinnett teacher charged with sex assault impregnated ex-student

A former Gwinnett County band director who has been charged with 20 counts of sexual assault had a relationship with a student in North Carolina that resulted in a child, Assistant District Attorney Matt Acuff said Thursday. Villie Jones, 44, was denied bond after a Thursday hearing. The sexual assault charges, as well as one charge of child molestation...
Construction underway for roundabout at Cobb elementary school
Construction underway for roundabout at Cobb elementary school

Students at Cheatham Hill Elementary School in Marietta might be learning a new word come fall: roundabout. The Cobb County Department of Transportation posted to Facebook on Thursday that construction is underway for a roundabout near the school. Crews will create a single-lane roundabout at John Ward and Irwin roads, improve the school&rsquo...
Police: Father beat son with shovel, buried body in backyard
Police: Father beat son with shovel, buried body in backyard

A man accused of killing his 5-year-old son in DeKalb County beat the child with a shovel and buried him in the backyard, police said. Montrais Boyd, 25, is in the DeKalb County Jail on a charge of murder, Channel 2 Action News reported. According to police, the child lived at a home on Rocky Pine Drive in Lithonia with his grandmother and his parents...
Bartow woman charged in 83-year-old husband’s shooting death
Bartow woman charged in 83-year-old husband’s shooting death

A Bartow County woman fatally shot her 83-year-old husband, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Kim McCoy, 58, is charged with murder in the death of James "Sam" McCoy, whose body was found Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said. Investigators responded to a Norton Road residence near Kingston for a reported shooting,...
More Stories