Lure, extortion, child porn, animals: this web predator guilty of 36 charges

A real-life social media predator pleaded guilty to multiple charges of luring, extorting and producing and distributing child pornography Thursday in Quebec, who went so far as to force a teenager to perform animalistic acts and then share videos.

Yoan Dionne will have taken advantage of nearly twenty young women, whom he blackmailed and lured on social networks to get intimate photos of most of them.

The 25-year-old used various schemes to allow him to access his victims’ Snapchat account, cloud server or Facebook and Messenger exchanges to get hold of their images. Then followed an unhealthy game of threats and blackmail to get more pornographic material, without which the accused would share the photos or videos already taken if the young girls did not comply with his twisted demands.

The accused even used the already hacked accounts to stalk the victim’s half-sister as well as others’ friends. He also used the confession of relatives, such as that of the uncle of one of the victims, to quickly gain their trust.

Two of the victims in the file are adults, while the others are all between the ages of 12 and 17.

Animal

Dionne even pushed the hater to the point of asking a teenager to indulge in animalistic acts.

In September 2020, he uses a fake account to add his new prey to Facebook. As their exchanges progress, the conversation quickly takes a sexual turn, and Dionne, who goes by the nickname “Sequela Miron,” sends nude photos and asks the victim for the same. Requests for photos quickly become requests for video masturbation under threat, blackmail to which the victim will submit.

Dionne then shares videos of child and animal pornography with her, asking the 13-year-old to repeat the gestures with her dogs, which she does.

The police will later be able to find these images on the accused’s cellphone and also prove that he shared them with another user.

36 charges

In another case, the accused contacted a victim’s mother from the teenager’s account that he had previously hacked. He then tries to extort the intimate photos of the mother, after taking those of the daughter.

“Your giddy laver girl, [envoie-moi] your senses [seins]. Otherwise I expose your daughter”, says Yoan Dionne.

Some of the victims have also received illegal photographs of the accused. Under the nickname ‘Yo Decriss’, he shares pictures of penises with teenage girls, which feature a tattoo of a heart with the words ‘Suck it’ next to it. A general warrant from the police confirmed that the accused indeed had this tattoo.


Yoan Dionne pleaded guilty to 36 charges, mostly for luring, extorting, producing and distributing child and animal pornography.  He manipulated access to the teenage girls' social media accounts, posted intimate photos of them and even forced one to have sex with a dog on camera.

Screenshot, Facebook video Yoan Dionne

In the end, Crown prosecutor Geneviève Corriveau brought a total of 36 charges in three separate files. Among the most serious charges, Yoan Dionne pleaded guilty to nine counts of distributing child pornography, seven counts of extortion, six counts of enticing, two counts of producing child pornography and one count of animal cruelty.

On his devices will be found 103 files that constitute child pornography. According to the evidence in the file, it shows that female children between the ages of 3 and 15 are sexually abused at the hands of adult men and others who display their genitals.

Everywhere in the province

It should be noted that the file would have required an impressive investigative work when the facts admitted in court were conducted in a dozen different regions, from Gatineau to Quebec, including Drummondville, Saint-Hyacinthe, Asbest, Trois-Rivières.

Given the victims scattered across the province, it was the IP addresses associated with the accused, the modus operandi used, the common aliases and the evidence found on Yoan Dionne’s devices that made it possible to attach the file.

“The investigation made it possible to evaluate the various files”, said the prosecutor in the file in the summary of the facts.

Additional drug possession

On Wednesday, the accused also pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and violation of probation. He was caught during a police operation, while he was in a vehicle with an accomplice. Officers seized 44 kilograms of hashish and 14 kilograms of cannabis on board.

Dionne had already been arrested in a drug raid by the Sûreté du Québec in Drummondville in 2019.

He will be back in court next January for the rest of his cases.

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