A Satan-worshipping cult of pedophiles is blackmailing girls into cutting themselves — but the FBI didn’t seem interested in that so much as the fact that one of its members once used the n-word, a Daily Wire investigation found.
For years, the group known both as 764 and Harm Nation has tortured what is believed to be hundreds or thousands of girls. But the FBI didn’t put its cybercrimes or violence-against-children investigators on it. Instead, its interest appears to have piqued mainly by the fact that the group — most of whose victims are white teens — was once racist to a black girl.
The domestic terrorism unit is investigating the Satanist pedophiles for white-supremacy RMVE, or “racially motivated violent extremism” — even though the sole known arrest by the FBI is a Hispanic man who called the judge a “cracker” in court, according to court records and interviews.
Angel Luis Almeida was indicted in January in New York City on charges of sexual exploitation, violation of the Mann Act, and possession of Child Abuse Sexual Material, with prosecutors writing that, “The defendant was an outspoken member of ‘764,’ a neo-Nazi network.” The group’s leader is a 19-year-old Russian called Yuri who calls himself a “femboy,” a term associated with left-wing queer culture.
Critics say, at best, it’s an example of the FBI misclassifying cases in order to tell Congress that right-wing domestic terrorism is the greatest threat to America. At worst, they say, it’s an example of the heinous torture of girls by pedophiles not being a priority — unless there was an angle making it politically appealing to Democrats.
Advocates for children say what it should be is a reminder that children of all types are being exploited online by bad people, and they need help.
Angel Luis Almeida
In October and November 2021, the FBI received tips that Almeida was posting child and animal abuse online, met up with a 16-year-old, and pictured himself brandishing a gun, which would be illegal since he had a felony record in Florida. The next month, the FBI’s domestic terrorism unit sought a search warrant–in part because of flags seen in the background of his photos.
“I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (‘FBI’). I have been a Special Agent with the FBI since 2017, and currently work on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (‘JTTF’) on matters related to domestic terrorism and violent extremism,” Sean Johnson wrote in an affidavit.
“Based on my training, experience, and open-source research, I know that the black flag in the background of the photograph [on Amleid’a social media] is associated with the ‘Order of Nine Angles’ or ‘O9A,’ a worldwide Satanist belief-based group which embraces elements of neo-Nazism and white supremacy,” he wrote.
The FBI arrested Almeida in December 2021 for gun possession, and in January 2023 it added the child abuse charges, based in part on the contents of seized electronic devices.
In court, Almeida repeatedly made anti-white comments, telling the judge, “I’m not talking to this b****-a** cracker, man. None of these snow vultures,” according to court records.
Yet authorities contend that — as if allegedly decapitating animals and wanting to rape girls wasn’t bad enough — the Hispanic lunatic was a Nazi white supremacist.
“The defendant was an outspoken member of ‘764,’ a neo-Nazi network that targets minor victims online,” prosecutors said, “for the ultimate goal of destroying Western democracy” — a curious goal for Nazis, who tend to present themselves as preserving Western culture from a threat posed by immigrants.
It was clear from the evidence in Johnson’s own affidavit that the group is a set of unhinged criminals doing the most provocative things they can think of, drawing from wide-ranging and often contradictory fringe elements.
The primary evidence of white supremacy in the affidavit was that “on or about November 13, 2021, Almeida posted [a] photograph of an individual standing in front of a Nazi flag with a shirt reading ‘Kiddie Fiddler’ in front of a sign that reads, ‘I’M ADDICTED TO HARDCORE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.’”
Twisted online predators
764 was operating across the world, with new victims regularly falling into its web when they began chatting with strangers online, only to find themselves blackmailed and threatened into self-abuse.
One online group for perpetrators, reviewed by The Daily Wire, had 321 members. One of its leaders wrote: “It’s kinda fun, we do get pretty girls nudes, then we like creating a [group chat] with a few members, sending their doxbin, created right in the group chat as they’re being extorted/blackmailed to do fun stuff, mostly engraving our names on their body, cutting their faces & what not. We love breaking promises, giving them false reinsurances [sic], then in the end, ruining their f—ing lives… the most fun I had was forcing this girls family to move states <33 she texted me on Valentine’s Day, photos of liquor & depressions pills.”
Cooper Fay, a Florida man who works professionally in private armed security, has made a personal mission out of investigating child abusers, some of whom he exposes on Instagram via the account mankind_against_pedos. One pedophile got so angry that he was exposing his peers that he sent Fay a threatening message. Fay saw that his profile picture featured a girl slicing her own throat. That pedophile’s trail led to 764, and he began gathering evidence.
With Fay sounding the alarm against the group on Instagram, one of its victims approached him and shared more materials. “She was 16 years old, 15 when it started. They would make her cut herself and carve their names into her skin,” he said. “All they did is tell her her address and say they were going to show up — she didn’t even send them nudes.”
Materials located by Fay included a Discord server where the group’s leaders posted videos of themselves torturing girls. One of the videos showed its members forcing a girl to cut her hair by threatening to post embarrassing information to the Internet if she didn’t.
“No, don’t!” she pleaded in heartbreaking video. “Isn’t there anything else I can do?”
“You have 30 seconds. We told you what you need to do. Should we press send?”
“Fine,” the girl said between sobs. “Please just leave me alone.”
“OK I want you to take the hair you cut off and put it on your mouth and say ‘I’m sorry Moist,’” one of her tormentors said, using his online handle.
Fay had taken evidence of other child molesters to local prosecutors, who often seemed uninterested in pursuing the cases. Since this one involved people across the country and world, he went to the FBI, and two agents met with him twice last month. Fay was grateful to see the walls closing in on shocking villains. But the agents didn’t seem to know much about how child abusers operate, or the intricacies of their favored tools.
“They’re so behind the curve that they were asking me, an amateur, how it works,” Fay told The Daily Wire. That’s because, just as in New York, the FBI had sent domestic terrorism agents looking for a white-supremacy angle.
“They said they’re from the counterterrorism division and work against domestic terrorism” and had done “work against ISIS and al Queda,” he explained. They said they were interested in 764 because of “RMVE,” or racially-motivated violent extremism, he said.
The evidence Fay gathered showed numerous girls being tortured, with psychopaths using whatever leverage they could to inflict pain. Almost all of the victims were white, but two were black, and they made one write the n-word on a piece of paper.
“I showed them multiple images of white girls cutting themselves. The girl that slit her throat was white. But they were very focused on the one girl who was black who they had write ‘Yuri rapes n-words,’” he said. Fay explained to the agents that opportunistic predators “will use whatever is a sensitive issue for someone.”
“They were very focused on the neo-Nazi elements of this group, and white supremacist elements of this group,” he said. Fay said that it was first and foremost a child abuse group, and that if it had an ideology, it was Satanism. He pointed out that it had Hispanic members. The FBI agent replied, according to Fay, that it had “seen a trend recently of Hispanic white supremacists,” Fay said.
There was also another element that might be politically attractive enough to a Democrat-captured FBI to garner attention even when other child-molester gangs were ignored: The leader, a 19-year-old who goes by Yuri, is in Russia.
Fay had previously filed a report to the FBI about a pedophile in England, and it made little effort to follow up, he said. It seemed more interested in a pedophile with a connection to Russia—even though it would be easier to get Britain to cooperate on a prosecution.
While Yuri added a Russian angle to the law enforcement agency that previously used the nation to try to take down a Republican presidential candidate, he also undermined the notion that it was a right-wing gang. Yuri describes himself as a “femboy,” associated with left-wing “queer” culture, and once posted a video of himself wearing a “furry”-like stuffed animal costume.
That’s “not very neo-Nazi,” as Fay said. That didn’t stop the FBI, however, from describing a queer-led gang as a right-wing group of Hispanic white supremacists. The FBI said it would keep working with Fay to build a case.
Reached by The Daily Wire on the phone, one of the agents declined to say why it was being handled by the race-focused domestic terrorism unit instead of child sex crimes or cybercrimes investigators. After the agent realized that Fay was in communication with The Daily Wire, the agent cut ties and didn’t respond when Fay sent him new evidence of yet another apparent child predator, Fay said.
“I definitely think it’s selective investigation based on the identity of the victim. They seem to be specifically interested in this group even though there are plenty of examples of other children being exploited. Even this group targets majority white children, yet they kept bringing the conversation back to the white supremacist angle,” he said.
The FBI’s national press office ignored a question about 764 and why it was being handled by the domestic terrorism unit instead of units focused on cybercrimes or violent crimes against children.
Juking the stats on ‘domestic terrorism’
The handling of the 764 case is a window into how the FBI has told Congress that white supremacy domestic terrorism is the biggest threat facing the nation. President Joe Biden has said that “White supremacy … is the single most dangerous terrorist threat in our homeland. … I say this wherever I go.”
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a nonprofit that has criticized the FBI for political bias, said putting domestic terror agents on pedophiles and calling them a right-wing gang lets the FBI inflate the numbers of purported “white supremacy” crimes. A heavy case-load under that line item will be used to show that the FBI needs more funding for domestic violent extremism, which “is code for conservative and Trump,” he said.
In February 2021, days after Biden took office, a Department of Homeland Security-linked “fusion center” issued a report saying that there was a “rarity of targeted left-wing extremist attacks,” and that right-wing domestic violent extremists were “responsible for the majority of deadly domestic terrorist activity.”
It cited three examples: the “Boogaloo movement,” said to be a group of white men who wear Hawaiian shirts; a plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan, which later resulted in acquittals after the defense showed that undercover FBI operatives entrapped the defendants; and a man who set off a bomb near a telecommunications hub in Tennessee, in which the bomber was “kind of a hippie” with long hair who liked smoking weed and hated cops.
In July 2022, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote to FBI Director Chris Wray saying that FBI was cooking the books by “artificially padding domestic terrorism data” in order to make it seem like a threat that needed to be cracked down on.
Indeed, Attorney General Merrick Garland presented such a plan, calling for a “whole of society approach” to combat it because, “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violence extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocated for the superiority of the White race.”
“We have received accusations that FBI agents are bolstering the number of cases of [Domestic Violent Extremists] to satisfy their superiors,” Jordan wrote. “For example, one whistleblower explained that because agents are not finding enough DVE cases, they are encouraged and incentivized to reclassify cases as DVE cases even though there is minimal, circumstantial evidence to support the reclassification.”
Fudging the numbers also relies on not recording leftist terrorism as such. The next year the FBI said it wasn’t counting as terrorism the slaughter of Nashville schoolchildren by a transgender woman who said she wanted to kill whites.
A plea for parents to keep children off of social media
On September 12, 2023, the FBI put out a public service announcement about 764.
“The FBI is warning the public of violent online groups deliberately targeting minor victims on publicly available messaging platforms to extort them into recording or live-streaming acts of self-harm and producing child sexual abuse material,” it said. “These groups use threats, blackmail, and manipulation to control the victims into recording or live-streaming self-harm, sexually explicit acts, and/or suicide.”
“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,” it said. “The groups target minors between the ages of 8 and 17 years old, especially LGBTQ+ youth, racial minorities, and those who struggle with a variety of mental health issues, such as depression and suicidal ideation.”
Fay, the freelance child abuse investigator, said the FBI’s claim that 764 is a white supremacist gang is “patently false on its face.” Its leader is “a femboy who’s targeting mostly white girls. That should be bad enough.”
He said he didn’t blame the agents for focusing on a racial terrorism angle, because that’s the unit they worked for — rather, he blamed higher-ups.
“I think these agents are well-intentioned, but they’re being assigned to focus on it from this angle from the top down. I think they’re good guys but it’s being handled in a way that’s advantageous for left-wing groups rather than for justice.” All of 764’s victims deserve justice, he said.
The worst part of the apparent politicking by the FBI, he said, is that there are others preying on children still out there committing heinous crimes — without the ideological baggage, and without aggressive law enforcement action. Parents can’t imagine how bad the child sexual abuse material is, he said, adding that simply hunting down the bad guys has caused him trauma.
One of the platforms used by predators — Omegle, which connects users with random strangers — was shut down this month. But Fay said that they use a multitude of platforms, major and niche, to meet teens, and that even smart and rule-following kids can inadvertently get entrapped.
“You can educate your kids all you want but ultimately it comes down to keeping them off chat sites and social media. If you’re going to give your child a phone, make sure they don’t have access to those platforms,” he said.