Pennsylvania man charged for alleged sextortion of young girls on social media

A Bucks County man is accused of posing as a teenage boy on social media to solicit explicit photos from girls as young as 12 who he later blackmailed. 

Jonathan Brodecki, 21, surrendered to Bensalem police Thursday on sextortion charges of nine girls whom he befriended on Snapchat and Instagram.

Investigators say Brodecki used the Snapchat account "jack_goodric" to dupe his victims into thinking that he was a middle school or high school-aged boy. 

It's alleged that Brodecki exchanged sexually explicit images with his victims, who ranged in age from 12-15. 


Prosecutors say Brodecki threatened to rape a 13-year-old victim and publicly post the sexually explicit images that she sent to him. 

Jonathan Brodecki, 21, surrendered to Bensalem police Thursday on sexual extortion charges of nine girls through both Snapchat and Instagram.

A search of Brodecki's home in March uncovered multiple electronic devices that revealed he was using a faux Instagram account to further dupe teenage girls.

Investigators fear there may be more victims that have yet to be identified. Anyone who interacted with the account ‘jack_goodric’ is asked to contact police.

Brodecki was charged with several crimes, including nine counts of sexual abuse of children and 14 counts of unlawful contact with a minor.

FOX 29's JoAnn Pileggi spoke with Brodecki's father outside their home. Off-camera, he was visibly upset and said, "The family is trying to get help for Jonathan and that mental illness is rampant and you don't know until it happens to a loved one."

Sgt. William McVey, Director of Public Safety with Bensalem Police offered this advice for parents, "I'm a father. Don’t be afraid to take your kid’s phone. Have rules. See the apps they’re utilizing and have those conversations with your kids so they can come to you when something like this happens." 

He is being held at Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $5 million bail.