A Bigelow man is behind bars in the county jail after allegedly hacking a Conway teen’s phone and social media accounts before threatening to send explicit photos of her to others within the school district.

Jakob Ephraim Brown, 23, faces one felony count of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting child sex as well as two misdemeanor charges — harassing communications and using, accessing or interfering with access of a computer — following the alleged incident.

The alleged victim and her mother called police on July 10 after receiving suspicious iCloud account passcode verifications around 3 a.m. that day. Following the strange verification requests, the 15-year-old girl received photographs of herself and was told that if she did not comply with the sender’s demands, “the unknown person would begin sending her photos to people at Conway High School,” according to the felony probable cause affidavit filed against Brown.

The Conway teen told officer Dennis Robertson the photos she received depicted her standing in her room while standing in her bedroom. She had not sent the photos in question to anyone else previously, she said.

The online user who hacked her account demanded she send him a photo of her face within five minutes, according to the affidavit. The hacker called the matter “a game” and told the 15-year-old that if she did not “follow the rules,” he would distribute photos collected from her iCloud account, according to the affidavit.

While talking with authorities, the alleged victim recalled receiving messages via Snapchat that requested she send over photos and videos of herself in exchange for money recently. According to the affidavit, authorities were able to track the IP address of the mobile phone used to send the threatening messages using the number used to log into to the girl’s previous iCloud account.

Two days later, the alleged victim and her mother found out “the person who compromised her iCloud account allowed their contacts to sync with her contacts” and learned the other numbers matched a close friend’s contact list. Upon this discovery, the two reached out to detective Taylor Sullivan because this particular friend had a 23-year-old boyfriend who has asked the 15-year-old in question for explicit photos in the past, according to the affidavit.

Once Brown was pinpointed as the suspect, authorities went to his home in Bigelow. The 23-year-old initially told police he did not have a cell phone. However, there was an iPhone sitting not he coffee table in plain view, the report states. Brown soon admitted to having an iPhone 6s in his back pocket. According to the affidavit, the phone showed to have the same IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number as the one used to hack into the alleged suspect’s iCloud account.

After conducting a search warrant on the iPhone 6s, police located “multiple” explicit photos of the Conway teen as well as screenshots of her social media account usernames and passwords and text messages between Brown and his girlfriend that indicated he hacked into the alleged victim’s phone.

Of the messages authorities reviewed, Brown reportedly told his girlfriend he “can’t afford this” and thought he should contact the alleged victim’s mother and “apologize for asking [the girl] for nudes.”

Online records show Brown was booked into the county jail at 4:16 p.m. Monday. The 23-year-old remains behind bars in lieu of a $50,000 bond.