Accused child predator could spend decades in prison, if convicted
Authorities say Christopher Broy could spend 50 years in prison from charges in one case alone, if convicted.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Authorities say an accused child predator could spend 50 years in prison from charges in one case alone.
Christopher Broy, 39, is accused of threatening and blackmailing girls for nude photos and sex and taunting police to catch him.
"Clearly, someone that does something like that has a cavalier attitude, especially based on the seriousness of what we've charged and what the other counties have charged," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.
For now, Broy is locked up in Louisville where he was arrested Sunday, but will soon head to Indiana to face charges.
"He's innocent until proven guilty, but the allegations we've brought against him are serious, very quite disturbing, and something that warrants our most serious consideration in our criminal justice system," Henderson said.
Investigators say Broy may have contacted more than 100 girls. Authorities say at least three girls, ages 13, 14 and 16 fell victim to his demands of nude photos and sex.
"A young teenager cannot give consent," Henderson said. "They don't have that mental capacity to give consent."
Broy has racked up charges in Harrison, Scott and Floyd Counties, including felonies of child solicitation and sexual misconduct with a minor. The Harrison County Prosecutor's office says if convicted, Broy could spend 50 years behind bars.
Henderson says Broy would face an additional 8-32 years on the charges in Floyd County. The Scott County charges could carry at least 20-40 years, according to prosecutor Chris Owens.
Henderson, speaking on the danger of social media, gave his advice Tuesday as a prosecutor and a parent.
"Certainly we know predators that troll social media that are looking for their next victim," he said. "I don't think there's any substitute for the watchful eye of a parent. And in my house, we made it clear a long time ago that when it comes to social media, there is no privacy."
Investigators expect there will be more alleged victims and charges.
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