Detectives have arrested and jailed a Key West man who targeted students of sororities across several states in the south east, while posing as an official of the particular sorority, telling them he needed bare naked photos of themselves.
Mitchell W. Hill, 27, of Packer Street, in Key West, Florida, is currently jailed at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility in Key West, where he was booked as a fugitive for crimes related to multiple counts of video voyeurism, extortion, and attempted video voyeurism.
From October 5, the Louisiana State University (LSU) Police Department began to receive multiple complaints from student victims of inappropriate contact from an unknown person via Facebook (facebook.com). These female victims were led to believe that the unknown person was associated with the respective sorority in which the victims were seeking membership. The suspect demanded that the victims provide inappropriate photographs and web-cam transmissions or the victim’s membership status with the sorority would be in jeopardy.
Upon receipt of these complaints, LSU Police coordinated with LSU Greek Life to warn female sorority members of the inappropriate contacts being made via Facebook. Consequently, LSU Police received nine additional complaints from LSU female students regarding similar incidents.
LSU Police Detectives soon learned of multiple female victims from numerous Universities throughout the south who were targeted from what was believed to be the same perpetrator.
Upon substantiating suspect information through the use of electronic record inquiries, the LSU Police Department Detectives began to work in close conjunction with District Attorney Hillar Moore, and the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained a search warrant, and assisted by the Key West Florida, Police Department, LSU Police were able to locate numerous articles of evidence that are believed to be used in the commission of the crimes as well as apprehend Hill.
The LSU Police Department requests that any additional victims that have not come forward to please do so. Victims can reach the LSU Police Department at (225) 578-3231.