A Florida man, posing as a woman, tricked at least 80 men into having sex with him and recorded the encounters without their knowledge. Then, he posted the pornographic footage online. He’s since learned his fate, but does the punishment fit the crime?
Bryan Deneumostier, a cross-dresser in his early 30s, deceived dozens of men in a very bad way over the course of four years. Posing as a housewife, he engaged in sex with men after luring them into his home. He then recorded the private encounters in order to later use them for profit. Making matters worse, at least half of them — over 80 men — were unaware that Deneumostier was involved in the production of sex videos.
After tricking at least 80 unsuspecting straight men into sex acts while secretly videotaping them, the cross-dresser then uploaded the footage to a site he created called “Straight Boyz.” There, Deneumostier went by the screen name “susanleon33326.” Deneumostier not only created “Straight Boyz,” which is no longer in operation, but he is also believed to have assisted in the operation of the subscription-based pornography website.
“The site offered for streaming approximately 619 ‘hook up’ videos that depicted sexual activity between Deneumostier and other men,” the US Department of Justice revealed in a statement. He “had surreptitiously made audio and video recordings of the sexual encounters, without the victims’ knowledge or consent,” according to the DOJ. He also sold the videos to a third party located overseas, which subsequently posted them online.
It is believed that Deneumostier posted ads on Craigslist posing as a “real, heterosexual female” seeking no-strings-attached flings. When the men questioned Deneumostier, who lives near the Homestead Reserve Air Base, he would assure them that he was a married housewife with a husband in the Army and would never record the affairs. Authorities said the men did not realize the cheating housewife they were meeting up with was actually a cross-dressing man.
On Twitter, the cross-dresser posed as a female in photographs. “Photos from Deneumostier’s Twitter page showed him wearing wigs, makeup, pantyhose, heels, and dresses as he prepared for his late-night romps with different men,” Daily Mail reported. “In one photo, he is seen wearing a leopard print bra and panties set with red heels and black tights. Other photos show him wearing red lipstick and fake eyelashes.”
Deneumostier was eventually arrested for making the unlawful recordings of commercial sex acts for his adult site, according to the Miami Herald. Prosecutors listed three victims on an indictment related to Deneumostier’s website, which promised videos of gay men conning straight men into having sex. The men in the videos were blindfolded or wearing blacked-out goggles as Deneumostier performed sex acts on them. Disgustingly, one of his victims was just 16 years old.
Deneumostier was facing up to 10 years in prison. After pleading guilty to two counts illegal interception of oral communications in a plea deal, however, the Peruvian national was only sentenced to three years in federal prison. US District Judge Cecilia Altonaga refused to impose an eight-year sentence sought out by prosecutors. As part of his plea agreement, three related counts of “record-keeping violations” were dropped by federal prosecutors, Local 10 reported.
Assistant Federal Public Defender D’Arsey Houlihan asked for a sentence between one and two years, which fell within the federal sentencing guidelines. Instead, Judge Altonaga gave Deneumostier one year above the federal sentencing guidelines because she believed they were too lenient for his crime. What’s more, this case isn’t the only one against Deneumostier. He was also arrested and charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after having sex with an underage boy at the Floridian Hotel in Homestead, according to a police report.
Although Deneumostier’s website is no longer in operation, many of the videos can still be viewed on other porn sites. And, you know what they say about the internet. Once something is posted there, it never really goes away. So, at least 80 heterosexual men have to face the fact that videos of them being conned into sex with a man will always exist and have the potential to rear their ugly head.
These men were sentenced to a lifetime of humiliation by this deception. Now, let’s do a little math, assuming only 80 of the 150 men Bryan Deneumostier admitted to having sex with and recording were unknowing victims. There are 1,095 days in his 3-year sentence. Divide that by 80 and you get less than 2 weeks of jail time per victim. If we divide it by 150, it’s only a little over a week for each man. Considering the fact that many would call Deneumostier’s acts rape by deception, it’s a very paltry sentence for violating dozens of unsuspecting men. If his victims were women, one can only wonder if the charges and sentence would have been the same.