Man charged in 'Brian Kil' threats now linked to 'Purge of Maine' teen extortion

Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 20:02:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The man accused of making multiple cyber threats toward Plainfield schools, police and residents is also believed to have made similar threats to teens around the country in as many as ten states. 

The United States Attorney of Maine's office says Buster Hernandez, 26, aka Brian Kil was also known as "Purge of Maine."

According to several news sources, multiple pages called the "Purge of Maine" began appearing in 2015 showing explicit photos of girls across the state and threatening to show more. 

The 26-year-old from California was arrested in his hometown earlier this month. 

Hernandez, who is charged with threats to use an explosive device, threats to injure and sexual exploitation of a child in connection with his Indiana threats, made his first court appearance on Wednesday. He's facing up to 30 years in prison. 

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The Indiana charges are for threats made on Facebook in late 2015 and early 2016 by a person using the moniker “Brian Kil." They prompted the evacuation and closure of both The Shops at Perry Crossing and Plainfield High School and caused parents to keep their children from school for several days while they were being investigated.

Hernandez's next court appearance is scheduled for Friday, September 8. 

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