A 41-year-old New York man posed as his 14-year-old daughters online boyfriend to trick her into sending pornographic pictures of her to him.
The man even claimed the fake boyfriend committed suicide, according to Syracuse.com
The man pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, March 14 to 12 counts of enticing a child to produce child pornography and receiving and sending child porn. He’s currently facing charges in a lower court.
The man set up social media and instant messaging accounts with AOL and Instagram under a fake name in September 2013. He started messaging online with his daughter, pretending to be a 16-year-old boy, according to court records.
While posing as the teenage boy, the man texted to his daughter:
“I tell u what u want to be gone then send me nudes and close ups and I will let u go.”
“No,” the daughter responded. “I’m not going to do that. That’s another reason I’m leaving. All you talk about is sex sex and more sex. Honestly that is not what a relationship is about.”
“Then I will send these to your dad and then I won’t have to worry about anyone else having u,” the man messaged, referring to the pictures his daughter sent.
While posing as the boyfriend, the man frequently made the threats of sending the photos to the girl’s father, according to court records.
The daughter eventually received a message from the boy’s account from someone claiming to be his mother. The message said the boy had committed suicide. The girl had already ended her relationship with the boy.
The man faces up to 250 years in prison when he is sentenced in July.