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Prosecutors: Man posed as teen to get child porn

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man posed as a teenage boy online to ask underage girls to produce sexually explicit images of themselves and then distributed the images to others.

Erik Vanderbeck of Bayonne is charged with sexual exploitation of a child and distribution of child pornography. He was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Vanderbeck met various girls through online chat applications and in chat rooms. Over the course of their correspondence, he allegedly would send them nude images and ask them to send him nude photos of themselves.

Vanderbeck also allegedly used nude images that he received from one victim to pretend to be a teenage girl in online chats with other individuals online.

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