California Man Accused of Grooming 80 Children, Including Illinois Children

California Man Accused of Grooming 80 Children, Including Illinois Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – More than 80 child victims have been identified in the United States, including Illinois, in connection to a man accused of grooming children and having them make pornography, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced.

In a video news release, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Demetrius Carl Davis, 24.

Davis is suspected of portraying himself as an 11-year-old girl named “Lizzy” online and speaking with children in an effort to groom them.

The sheriff’s office said Davis could have spoken with more than 100 children between late 2020 and Dec. 2021.

The children have been identified in 24 states, including Illinois and Tennessee.

Deputies are asking parents to check their children’s electronic devices and contact the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force if they think their child sent any illicit material to someone named “Lizzy.” They can be reached at 916-874-3002 or ICAC@sacsheriff.com.

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