Former camp counselor solicited photos of underage campers, according to court docs
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (Aug. 31, 2015)– A former counselor at YMCA’s Camp Tecumseh faces charges of child solicitation and possession of child pornography.
Zachary Didier, 25, of Fort Wayne, is accused of creating a fake email address and pretending to be a girl to solicit underage male campers to send nude photos of themselves.
Court documents show Didier used the username “Cheerhottie6606” and fake name “Sarah McMains” to solicit the photos. Police traced the IP address of the email account to Didier’s home.
Police say Didier admitted to them that he created the email address and name in 2012. Court documents show he sent nude photos of females to the boys that he found on the Internet. Didier told police he received ten to fifteen pictures from the boys.
Didier identified three victims to police. At least one went to the camp while Didier was a counselor.
On Friday, Didier turned himself in and posted bail.