Tewksbury man arraigned on child rape, extortion:
DA appeals to potential victims of Tewksbury man:
The human bowl cut over there (or Fat Spock, I couldn’t decide) is 19-year-old Thomas Hutchinson of Tewksbury, Mass. He’s been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl that he met through MyYearbook. This wasn’t your normal online hook-up though. Hutchinson allegedly not only posed as a girl on the site but also used an elaborate form of the modeling scam.
Investigators say that Hutchinson posed as a girl named Brittney and told his victim that ‘she’ could get her a job in modelling. This of course followed requests for pictures of the victim first in a bathing suit that the requests got more explicit. That’s when ‘Brittney’ said that if the victim didn’t have sex with her friend ‘Tommy’ that she would post the explicit pictures on the internet and if she didn’t she would be raped. She was raped anyway as Hutchinson allegedly drove to her house and forced her into his car where he raped her.
After Hutchinson was arrested and police investigated his home and computer they found even more child porn and they believe he may have had more victims…
If you think you may have been a victim of the defendant, or know someone who may have been victimized by the defendant, you are asked to call the Medford Police Department Computer Crimes Unit at 781-396-0893.
Hutchinson used the e-mail addresses of Sexybeast5655@aim.com and Tommy364587@aim.com to allegedly commit the scam and rape.
Again to the girls out there, any legitimate modeling agency, if there is such a thing, will not contact you through a social networking site. They will not bypass your parents to ask for photos. Not to mention the odds of actually becoming a successful model are about the same as winning the lottery.
Parents, warn your daughters about this scam. Pedophiles and predators will prey upon their vanity in order to groom your children. And as always be more wary of their internet activities. You’re the only defense between your children and online predators.
UPDATE 10/20/2011: NoNeck McFatty has been indicted on charges of child porn and child rape.
UPDATE 4/2/2012: Hutchinson has been indicted on 46 additional charges after investigators were able to identify at least 17 more alleged victims. Police say there still may be more.
In this latest round of charges investigators say he not only used the Brittany alias but also the aliases of ‘steve.modeling’, Sean Mullen and Jess Adams. Some of the new victims have also claimed to have been sexually assaulted.
Authorities continue to attempt to identify additional victims depicted in videos found on the defendant’s computer. If you think you may have been a victim of the defendant, or know someone who may have been victimized by the defendant, you are asked to call the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6600.
With all due respect to his defenders that have previously posted comments it looks like the trust you had in your friend was unwarranted.
UPDATE 6/29/2013: Hutchinson was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty. Nowhere near enough in my opinion. He’ll be in his mid-30s when he gets out which will give him plenty of time to prey again. Thanks to Never_Speechless for the tip.