HOUSTON, Tx. (BRPROUD) — A 37-year-old Cypress man is in custody pending a trial on charges of sexual exploitation of children, possession of child pornography, and coercion and enticement.
A federal grand jury has returned a six-count superseding indictment against Patrick Tran, charging him with production and possession of child pornography and enticement of multiple victims. The charges allege he used a fabricated online persona to entice hundreds of underage females for more than 10 years.
According to the allegations, Tran coerced them to produce and transmit sexually-explicit videos of themselves. If he is convicted, he faces life in prison.
Authorities believe his victims may be nationwide and are seeking help in identifying potential underage victims.
Some possible alias associated with Tran are “Reggie Smith” or through Snapchat with the username Travis_story20 or through Omegle, according to the court documents.
If you believe you are a victim or have any information regarding any such potential victims, you are asked to fill out the brief secure questionnaire available here.