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O.C. man charged with using social media to gather lewd photos

Huntington Beach police on Thursday were looking for additional possible victims of a man charged with using social media to gather lewd photos of underage victims.

The 10 victims included at least one boy and ranged in age from 11 to 15 years old, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Police said Jackson Roland Westermeyer used a Kik Messenger app to solicit photos from some of the victims. He allegedly identified himself as a woman and used the name "KatKat777" when messaging victims, according to police.

In other instances, Westemeyer allegedly used Facebook, Skype and Instagram to lure victims, sometimes identifying himself as a woman named "Jesse."

"After Westermeyer received lewd photographs from individuals, he would later extort them, threatening to tag their photographs on other social media outlets," police officials said in a statement.

He was being held in Orange County jail on $250,000 bail. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim is asked to call (714) 375-5066.

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