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Winona man accused of targeting more than 60 young girls in 'online sextortion scheme'

ST. PAUL - A 30-year-old Winona man has been accused of sexually manipulating more than 60 underage girls in an online sextortion scheme across the country and abroad, according to a report from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Valentin Silva Quintana made his initial appearance on Thursday, Jan. 25, in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright, and was ordered to remain in custody pending further court proceedings.

Quintana was indicted on 13 counts of production of child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.


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