Update: Both Max Torgerson and Darrin Karnik have been indicted. According to the Lorain Morning Journal:
Max Torgerson, 21, of Amherst, was indicted for two counts of compelling prostitution, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of importuning. Darrin Karnik, 18, of Lorain, was indicted for two county of compelling prostitution, two counts of importuning and a single count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Police in Amherst are investigating a Max Torgerson, 21, and Darrin Karnik, 18, for allegedly filming and broadcasting themselves having sex with a 16-year-old girl on the internet.
Authorities say the mother of the girl involved contacted police on September 14 saying that the video involving her daughter was online.
While it appears the act was consensual, police believe that other minors may have been involved and that cash might have been exchanged.
Max Torgerson, 21, of Amherst, and Darrin Karnik, 18, of Lorain, were both charged with two counts each of sexual imposition, importuning, compelling prostitution, pandering obscenity involving a minor and pandering obscenity. They were taken to Lorain County Jail and are being held on $60,500 bond. They are scheduled to appear in Oberlin Municipal Court today at 8:30 a.m.
The sexual activity occurred in at least two different locations in Amherst and viewers paid money to a website to view it, according to Kucirek. Torgerson and Karnik were not in charge of the website, only contributors.
“(Torgerson and Karnik) were using other known websites that cater to this kind of activity,” Kucirek said. “They were both involved in the online stuff in one way or another, either online themselves or facilitating the sexual activity.”
It's not like there's evidence on the internet or anything, so these boys should be alright. The internet doesn't remember stuff. Never.
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