A Homestead, Florida man who was charged with surreptitiously producing and distributing pornographic audio and video recordings of himself engaging in sexual activity with multiple men, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Miami.
Bryan Deneumostier, 32, also known by the screen name “susanleon33326,” pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal interception of oral communications.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, and Special Agent in Charge Mark Selby of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Miami Field Office, made the announcement today. Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga scheduled the sentencing hearing for Nov. 29. Deneumostier was arrested in July 2018 and has been held in custody since then.
According to the indictment to which Deneumostier pleaded guilty and to other facts he admitted in his plea agreement, Deneumostier assisted in the operation of a subscription-based pornography website. The site offered for streaming approximately 619 “hook up” videos that depicted sexual activity between Deneumostier and other men. The defendant had surreptitiously made audio and video recordings of the sexual encounters, without the victims’ knowledge or consent. He later sold the “hook up” videos to a third party located overseas and caused them to be posted onto the website. The indictment and plea agreement refer to three known victims whose identities are being withheld to protect their privacy. Deneumostier admitted that he recorded himself engaging in sexual activity with approximately 150 men that were featured on his website and that approximately 80 of those did not know that he was recording them.
The investigation was conducted by HSI. Senior Trial Attorney Mona Sedky of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Cary Aronovitz of the Southern District of Florida are prosecuting the case.
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Author: September 20, 2018