CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors in Chicago have charged a man with producing child pornography in the city, and the FBI is asking the public to help them identify additional victims.
A federal indictment against 46-year-old Michael Ramos released on Thursday morning accuses him of using social media to convince four minors to provide him with sexually explicit videos and pictures between May 2022 and January.
He’s charged with four counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of an electronic device containing child pornography.
After the U.S. Attorney’s office released the indictment, the FBI Chicago filed office asked for help identifying other victims.
The agency said Ramos used several Snapchat accounts to commit the crimes. They are:
The agency asked anyone who believes they know someone victimized by Ramos to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or MICHAELRAMOSVICTIMS@FBI.GOV. Responses are voluntary, and the victims’ identities will be kept confidential, the FBI said in a media release.
Federal authorities did not say where Ramos lives in the city. Some court records indicate that he has been in the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood areas as recently as January.