The FBI has uncovered a disturbing global satanist pedophile extortion cult after arresting a 23-year-old in New York City.
The suspect was arrested in Queens, NY on gun possession charges.
The NYC arrest led investigators to uncover evidence exposing a stomach-churning international pedophile network.
The cult has victimized dozens, but possibly hundreds, of minors.
The FBI issued a public warning saying the group is “deliberately targeting minor victims on publicly available messaging platforms to extort them into recording or livestreaming acts of self-harm and producing child sexual abuse material.”
In a statement, the FBI said: “The violent online groups use many names, including 676, 764, CVLT, Court, Kaskar, Harm Nation, Leak Society, and H3ll, but continuously evolve and form subgroups under different monikers.
“They operate on publicly available platforms, such as social media sites or mobile applications.
“To gain access to a majority of these groups, prospective members are required to live-stream or upload videos depicting their minor victims harming animals or committing self-harm, suicide, murder, or other acts of violence.
“The key motivators of these groups are to gain notoriety and rise in status within their groups.
“The groups target minors between the ages of 8 and 17