Scott C. Foster was indicted April 13

A federal grand jury in Wilmington has indicted a Dover man on charges related to the production, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

Scott C. Foster was indicted April 13 and made his initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge April 24, where his federal indictment was unsealed, Department of Justice spokeswoman Kim Reeves said. Foster allegedly used a fake Facebook account under the name of “Chase Reacher” to harass, threaten, and coerce minor girls into making and sending sexually explicit photographs.

According to the indictment, from August 2016 through September 2016, Foster persuaded two Maryland minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of the conduct and knowingly received child pornography from the two minors. During the same time period, the indictment alleges that Foster tried to persuade a third Maryland minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of the conduct.  Foster also is charged with possession of child pornography.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Delaware Child Predator Task Force, and the Caroline County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office investigated, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham L. Robinson of the District of Delaware is prosecuting the case, Reeves said.

An indictment is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, Reeves added.