Gabe Ryan Gilbert Bio
Gabe Ryan Gilbert is a young boy of South Jordan, Utah. He has been accused of threatening to young underage girls that he photoshopped her images and distribute on social media and send ripest to their homes, his victims more than 50 young girls on Snapchat in hopes of obtaining n*de photos
The investigation began in August when agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force learned that Gabe Ryan Gilbert had been using Snapchat to extort teenage girls, according to charging documents. | By @DNewsCrimeTeamhttps://t.co/683bB4xmQj
— Deseret News (@DeseretNews) July 3, 2019
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Age
He is 19 years old.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Investigation Report
An agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an investigation into 19-year-old Gabe Ryan Gilbert in August of 2018 after receiving a report from Snapchat about a user who was extorting minors.
UT: Mormon man, Gabe Ryan Gilbert,19, is charged with extorting young girls on social media.
‘Threatening to Photoshop their faces onto explicit photos and send rapists to their homes if they didn’t send him nude pics’.
— Dalton (@DaltonReport) July 3, 2019
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Arrested
Gilbert was booked into jail this week after being sent home from a mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to charging documents, Gabe Ryan Gilbert was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on nine felony charges after a $500,000 arrest warrant was issued on Monday.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert, of South Jordan, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail and later released. He’s been charged in 3rd District Court with five counts of aggravated sexual extortion of a child, and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minorhttps://t.co/SB0yonTkv0
— Jimmy Holland (@BluesBrother91) July 3, 2019
Gabe Ryan Gilbert First Threat Report
A 15-year-old user reported that Snapchat user “Ethan Parker” threatened to Photoshop images of her face onto nude photos and “expose her” if she didn’t send the man nude pictures of herself.
The girl laughed off his threats but reported the exchange to Snapchat, who reported it to ICAC.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Victims
“When I examined the results of the search warrant from Snapchat it was obvious the user had been engaging in very similar behavior with other underage girls,” the agent wrote in the statement of probable cause. “I identified well over fifty (50) potential victims of this type of sexual extortion.”
The charging document details numerous exchanges between the user and underage girls. In most cases, the man threatened to Photoshop the girls’ faces onto nude photos, but in some cases, he made other threats of physical and sexual violence against the victims.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert ICAC Investigate the Case
ICAC Task Force Commander Jessica Farnsworth says these situations can leave kids devastated.
“It’s very taxing on kids and it’s very harmful to kids. We’ve seen an increase of suicide amongst kids that have had this happen to them because they feel so ashamed inside,” Farnsworth said.
That report led to an investigation by Special Agent Sarah Lundquist with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, who said results of a search warrant showed an account owned by Gilbert had been used to message similar things to more than 50 minor girls, with some messages sent at age 17 and others after he became an adult.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Threats to Young, under Age Girls
In one case the man threatened to send “56-year-old rapists or human traffickers” to her home if she didn’t comply, and then he sent the girl screenshots of her exact location—including an image of her home.
He told another girl he would be, “posting your nudes all over the internet and sending them to creeps. So have fun.”
Some of the victims complied with the demands to send photos or videos, while others did not.
“Generally, people’s motives to do this type of crime, this sextortion, is pure sexual gratification. They want more and more images of child pornography,” Farnsworth said.
Police gathered digital evidence and showed the victims photos to identify the suspect as 19-year-old Gabe Ryan Gilbert, who was 17 at the time some of the exchanges and an adult at the time of some of the others.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Family
Gabe Ryan Gilbert, 19, was charged with contacting juvenile girls on social media and threatening to photo-edit nude images of them if they would not send him real nude photos. | By @DNewsCrimeTeamhttps://t.co/683bB4OXHR
— Deseret News (@DeseretNews) July 2, 2019
When officers went to Gilbert’s home in South Jordan, his family informed them he was in Mexico serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is no indication any of the messages were sent after the man left for that mission.
A few days later an attorney for the church contacted authorities to inform them a Mission President interviewed Gilbert after agents spoke with his family.
Gabe Ryan Gilbert Chaged
He is so far charged with five counts of aggravated sexual extortion of a child as first-degree felonies and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor as second-degree felonies.
— infowe (@infowe) July 3, 2019
— infowe (@infowe) July 3, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Gabe Ryan Gilbert has lived in South Jordan, Utah
- He has been accused of threatening more than 50 young girls on Snapchat in hopes of obtaining n*de photos
- He sends blackmailing messaged to girls saying that he would ‘expose’ them by sending out edited photos of their faces on other nude bodies if they didn’t comply
- Gabe Ryan Gilbert threatened young girls to send rapists and human traffickers to homes
- Some of the girls complied and sent photos and/or videos while others did not
- Gilbert is charged with five first-degree felonies of aggravated sexual extortion of a child and four second-degree felonies of sexual exploitation of a minor
- The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have been victimized by Gilbert is asked to contact Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children at (801) 281- 1211