Man arrested for allegedly threatening to expose 16-year-old if she didn’t have sex with him

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah man was arrested after police said he threatened to expose nude pictures of a 16-year-old girl he had met online if she did not meet up with him for sex. 

According to arresting documents,  Alan J. Tinoco, 31, met the girl online and told her he was 19. During conversations with the girl, he began asking her for nude photographs and videos, which she sent to him.

Police said the girl told them Tinoco talked about wanting to have sex with her and if she did not have sex with him, he would share the nude photographs with her family and friends, documents state. 

The girl then agreed to meet with him and contacted police. Tinoco was detained by officers while in the process of meeting up with the girl. 

Tinoco admitted to police he met the girl online and discussed sex with her, received naked photos and videos of her and sent a video of himself to her after knowing she was 16.

He told police he had saved the pictures of her and admitted to telling her if she did not have sex with him, he would release the photos. But he claimed he was only joking and never intended to actually have sex with her, according to documents.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on second-degree felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and enticing a minor over the internet and third-degree felony dealing in materials harmful to a minor. 

A background check of Tinaco indicated he has no criminal history in Utah.

Report suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, your ICAC Task Force or the 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline ( or 1-800-843-5678).

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