In a shocking turn of events, the arrest of a Queens man on gun charges in November 2021 has led federal authorities to uncover a sinister and disturbing underworld. It appears that this arrest may have inadvertently exposed a Satanic pedophile extortion cult, known as “764,” that preys on minors through the internet.
The Initial Arrest
The man in question is Angel Almeida, a 23-year-old individual who, at the time, faced charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. This initial arrest in itself was alarming, but it was merely the tip of the iceberg.
The Superseding Indictment
In February, Brooklyn federal prosecutors escalated the charges against Almeida. They added allegations related to child exploitation and the enticement of minors. This move sent shockwaves through the investigation, hinting at something far more sinister.
Disturbing Social Media Posts
Before Almeida’s arrest, the FBI had been following anonymous tips that connected him to social media accounts containing horrifying posts about child sex abuse. One particularly chilling Instagram profile, “@necropedocell,” featured a photo suggesting child abuse.
A Connection to Satanism and Extremism
Almeida’s alleged Instagram profiles also revealed a disturbing affiliation with the “Order of Nine Angels (O9A),” a worldwide Satanic group known to embrace elements of neo-Nazism and white supremacy. This revelation raised even more concerns about the extent of his involvement.
The Search of Almeida’s Home
When authorities searched Almeida’s residence, they made even more horrifying discoveries. Among them were hundreds of files containing child sex abuse material on four different devices, as well as books related to O9A and Satanism. Perhaps most chillingly, they uncovered a “blood covenant” drawing, a symbol of the O9A smeared with what appeared to be blood.
The Unveiling of “764”
On September 12, the FBI issued a public notice regarding “764,” describing it as a “violent online group” deliberately targeting minor victims on publicly available messaging platforms. They coerce these victims into recording or livestreaming acts of self-harm and producing child sexual abuse material.
The Connection to O9A
Sources said to the Guardian they suggested that “764” is an offshoot of the O9A group, and its discovery was a byproduct of the investigation into Almeida’s case.
The FBI’s Concern
The FBI has expressed grave concerns about “764” and its tactics. Members of the group reportedly employ threats, blackmail, and manipulation to coerce vulnerable youths, with a focus on LGBTQ+ minors, racial minorities, and those with mental health issues. They target victims through platforms like Roblox, Discord, Twitch, Soundcloud playlists, and the encrypted messaging app Telegram.
Scale of the Cult
Alarming reports indicate that there are likely thousands of “764” members, with hundreds actively engaged on these platforms regularly.
While the FBI’s warning marked the first public mention of “764” by US law enforcement, the group had already made headlines overseas. A German teenager accused of killing his Romanian foster family is believed to have been involved with the cult, sporting tattoos of swastikas, “764,” and “necro” – the same word used by Almeida in one of his Instagram usernames.
In addition to possession of child pornography, Almeida is accused of attempting to lure two underage girls into sexual activity, one of whom he allegedly targeted for the production and dissemination of child sex abuse material.
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll expressed deep concern about Almeida’s actions, stating, “As alleged, Almeida posed multiple threats to our community, not only as a felon in possession of a firearm but also through targeting children as victims of sexual abuse.”
At a recent court appearance, Almeida, who had previously served time for burglary charges in Florida, seemed dismissive of the gravity of the charges against him. Despite claiming to have been diagnosed with “schizophrenic bipolar disorder” in 2018, he had never received medication for the condition. After a thorough evaluation, he was deemed competent to stand trial. The trial is scheduled to commence on December 4, and if convicted, Almeida faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.
This deeply troubling case serves as a stark reminder of the dangers lurking in the darkest corners of the internet and the tireless efforts of law enforcement to uncover and combat them. The sinister activities of “764” and the extent of Almeida’s involvement have sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the need for continued vigilance and the protection of our most vulnerable members.