Arrest for sextortion: Ian Pisarchuk faces new charges after more victims are identified

BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) – A Bucks County man who is accused of sexually extorting victims as young as 12 is now facing a number of new charges.

Ian Pisarchuk, 26, was arrested last month after one of his six alleged victims came forward.

Since then, investigators say they have discovered new evidence, along with nine other victims.

In total, Pisarchuk faces 40 additional charges.

Police said the man from Bensalem harassed and threatened young people and adults until they sent him sexually explicit materials.

He then allegedly used these photos and videos as blackmail.

Pisarchuk has been in prison since his arrest in June.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said there are dozens of photos and videos featuring victims who have yet to be identified.

Anyone who believes they are a victim is encouraged to contact Bensalem Police Detective Aaron Woelkers at 215-633-3658.

The investigation began in October 2020 when a minor victim reported to Bensalem police.

According to an affidavit, Pisarchuk told a victim in 2019: “I know where you live. I know where your parents live. I will kill you if you don’t follow my instructions and listen to me.”

He would tell victims to provide more explicit photos or he would post the one he already had.

Police said Pisarchuk admitted to investigators he harassed Lindsey Piccone, 21, to the point that she sent sex photos in September 2016.

The affidavit states: “… she was contacted by an unknown Snapchat user on September 5, 2016, who threatened to ruin her life, expose her and blackmail her.”

His body was found in November in a state park in Bucks County. Piccone’s suicide note read, “Before someone else ruins my life, I’m going to ruin mine.”

At the time, Pisarchuk was a football player at Kutztown University and the IP address linked to his conversations with Piccone was too large for authorities to determine who was responsible.

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