ICE Says Fake YouTube Star Victimized 245 Children

(FreedomJournal)- As Democrats like far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez continue their calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency revealed on Monday how its agents recently helped authorities in Australia arrest a 25-year-old pedophile who posed as a teenage YouTube star and victimized hundreds of children.

The man, who was identified as Muhammad Zain Ul Abideen Rasheed by the Australian press, now faces 247 charges of child abuse after targeting 245 underage victims.

What was that again, AOC?

Australian Federal Police described to the press how the pedophile posed as a 15-year-old to a 13-year-old victim, enticing the young girl into talking about her sexual fantasies. Rasheed then edited the chat log to make the chat look more damning and threatened to send it to friends and family if the young girl did not perform the sexual acts on camera for him.

According to police, the 13-year-old girl felt compelled to strip out of her clothes on video and perform sexual acts on herself. After doing it, the girl eventually told her mother what happened and investigators managed to track the conversation back to the 25-year-old predator.

The criminal arm of ICE, Homeland Security Investigations, said that they were tipped off to the predator by the Leon County sheriff’s department in Florida. After working with Australian federal police and YouTube, the latter of which provided information about an account used in the attacks, the man was identified. Some 112 victims were identified in October, and a further 130 victims were discovered in the months afterwards.

In October, a search warrant allowed Australian police officers to raid the man’s home and obtain his computer and personal devices. Officers found more than 2,000 images of underage children.

Rasheed was arrested in October and released on bail. He is banned from having unsupervised contact with children.

Adam Parks of Homeland Security Investigations said that “child exploitation is a heinous crime that is happening far too often on social media sites used by our children.”

So, what exactly does Rep. Ocasio Cortez want to replace ICE with?