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A 24-year old man now faces numerous charges in Texas regarding solicitation of a minor

A Kentucky man has been accused of convincing an 11-year old girl to send nude photographs of herself to him while the two of them played video games online together.  Specifically, they both were Sony PlayStation 3 gamers playing online using the PlayStation Network to play Warhawk sometime last year, media reports indicate.

Anthony Scott O'Shea, 24, allegedly received nude photos of the unnamed girl over a several week period before she began feeling shameful about the incidents.  The girl also "performed" for O'Shea via live web camera from her home.

He now faces charges ranging from promotion of child pornography, online solicitation of a minor and sexual performance of a child, according to the Houston Chronicle.  

"This is another venue these guys are getting to use now that hasn't been seen before," Sgt. Gary Spurger of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office said in a statement.  "They're on PlayStation or Xbox playing online games."

It's possible O'Shea spoke with the girl about possibly meeting in real life so they could "engage in sexual activity," though exact details about the topic are unknown.  He also "kept pressuring her for more pictures" over the couple of weeks they communicated online with one another.

O'Shea admitted to contacting the girl and receiving images, which he apparently shared with other people online, police authorities indicate.  He will now be transported to Houston, Texas, to face the charges.

Predators are using social networks and online video games to target children, which has forced police authorities and the F.B.I. to launch online anti-predator operations.





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