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A 21-year-old has been arrested for the sexual extortion of juveniles, while a King of Prussia man is in custody after stalking a woman from a dating site

Serial sextortion suspect arrested

Brodecki. Source: Bensalem Police

On May 30, Jonathan Brodecki, 21, Moore Avenue, Bensalem, turned himself in to Bensalem Police Detectives on multiple felony charges for the sexual extortion of nine juvenile victims ranging from 12 to 15 years of age across multiple states. Bensalem Police believe that many more victims have not been identified.

In January 2024, Bensalem Police received information regarding a Snapchat account that was sexually extorting a 15-year-old girl. Through investigation, it was determined that the creator and user of the account in question, “jack_goodric,” was Brodecki, who had been utilizing his Snapchat account to impersonate a middle-school or early high-school-aged boy. He convinced the girl to send him sexually explicit photos and videos, as she believed he was her age. However, when she attempted to break off contact, Brodecki threatened to post the images of her publicly. 

Eight other victims, all female, were identified by Bensalem Police upon further investigation of the account. In all instances, Brodecki would “add” these girls on Snapchat and represent himself as a teenager, sometimes 13, 14 or 15. He would then request that the girls produce and send him sexually explicit images, which many of the victims did. He also sent sexually explicit images to multiple victims. At least one other victim, a 13-year-old girl, was sexually extorted by Brodecki, who threatened to find and rape her, as well as publicly post explicit images of her.

A search warrant was executed at Brodecki’s residence in March. During the search, multiple electronic devices were seized. After a forensic examination of those devices, it was discovered that Brodecki had also been using a fictional Instagram persona account for the same illegal purposes as the fictional Snapchat persona. 

Brodecki was charged with Sexual Abuse of Children (9 Counts – Felonies), Sexual Extortion/Distribution of Images (2 Counts – Felonies), Sexual Abuse of Children/Possession of Child Pornography (9 Counts – Felonies), Unlawful Contact with a Minor (14 Counts – Felonies), Obscene and Other Sexual Materials and Performance/Dissemination to Minors (3 Counts – Felonies), Corruption of Minors (2 Counts – Felonies), Corruption of Minors (7 Counts – Misdemeanors), Terroristic Threats (1 Count – Misdemeanor), Stalking (2 Counts – Misdemeanors), Criminal Use of a Communication Facility (1 Count – Felony).

District Justice Joseph Falcone arraigned Brodecki and remanded him to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $5 million bail. Anyone who recalls having contact with “jack_goodric” and other similar usernames on either Snapchat or Instagram is urged to contact Detective Ryan Kolb, of the Bensalem Township Police Department, at 215-633-3746.

Stalking, burglary arrest

Bustin. Source: Bensalem Police

King of Prussia’s Matthew Bustin recently turned himself in at the Bensalem Township Police Department for the stalking of a woman he met via a dating website.

On April 16, a female victim in Bensalem reported that she returned home from a vacation and found that someone had turned off all the circuit breakers and manually unscrewed the internet connection from the wall, cutting her internet service. 

She told police that she met Bustin, 33, of King of Prussia, on a dating website. After a few meetings, she felt uncomfortable after odd behavior arose. She ended their relationship and blocked him on social media, but he continued to text her and show up unexpectedly. 

Bensalem Detectives examined the victim’s vehicle, and a magnetized GPS tracking device was found on its underside. A search warrant was obtained to recover data from the device and its manufacturer. The account associated with the tracker came back to Bustin, with tracker data showing that it began transmitting the locations of the victim’s car on April 5 at her workplace in Montgomery County. 

Surveillance video from the business showed a male getting out of a black Honda Civic, walking toward the victim’s car, lying on the ground, reaching underneath the vehicle and then returning to his car. The man and the Civic matched the description of Bustin and the vehicle he drives.

A search warrant was obtained for Bustin’s cellular phone location data. An analysis showed that he was in the area of the victim’s home and workplace on at least nine occasions without her knowledge after she ended the relationship. 

Records were obtained from PECO, and it was found that the power to her home was turned off between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. on April 14, when the victim was on vacation. Bustin’s phone was at or near her residence in the same timeframe. 

An arrest warrant was obtained for Bustin, who was charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Stalking and Harassment. On June 1, he turned himself in at the Bensalem Township Police Department on the active warrant. District Justice Lisa Gaier arraigned Bustin and remanded him to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $1 million bail. 

Bensalem Police would like to know if anyone else has been harassed or stalked by Bustin. If you have had similar interactions with him, contact Detective Connor Farnan at 215-633-3632.

Home Depot retail theft

Source: Bensalem Police

Bensalem Police are investigating a retail theft at the Home Depot, located at 900 Rockhill Drive, on May 27. It was reported at approximately 4:45 p.m. that an unknown Hispanic male entered the store and stole a large pipe wrench by concealing it in his pants. The man fled the area in a black Honda hatchback with tinted windows. The wrench was valued at $99.97. 

If you have any information regarding his identity, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or contact Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.

Kohl’s retail theft

Source: Bensalem Police

Bensalem Police are investigating a retail theft at the Kohl’s, located at 2325 Street Road, on June 4. It was reported at approximately 10 a.m. that an unknown white male wearing a red Puma hooded sweatshirt entered the store and stole numerous bottles of men’s cologne. The man then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The stolen merchandise was valued at $360. 

If you have any information regarding his identity, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or contact Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.

Motor vehicle theft

Koehler. Source: Lower Southampton Police

On March 23, 2023, Lower Southampton Police responded to Lawson Drive in Feasterville for a report of a motor vehicle theft. A resident reported their 2020 Toyota Highlander as stolen from in front of their residence during the overnight hours. The vehicle was discovered that morning un-occupied in Philadelphia and towed back to the Lower Southampton Police Department, where it was processed for forensic evidence.

A fingerprint was recovered from within the vehicle and sent to the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Lab in an attempt to identify the involved individual. This process resulted in the identification of Sean P. Koehler, 31, of Philadelphia. An arrest warrant has been issued for Koehler for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Receiving Stolen Property and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

If you know the whereabouts of Koehler, contact Lower Southampton Police at 215-357-1234 or submit a tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/lowersouthamptontwppd/

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