John Eastman, 45, has been arrested after allegedly posing as One Direction singer Harry Styles online in order to get young girls to perform sex acts via the web app Skype.
Eastman was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, employing a minor in an obscene performance and using a computer to entice a minor.
Eastman allegedly used the screen name "Harry.Styles888" on Skype and had pictures of Styles on his computer to help with the charade, notes the Waterbury Republican-American.
According to court papers, Eastman told police: “My hope is that the girl will show me herself on camera and then pose in a sexual manner, or perform some kind of sex act for me to see.”
Eastman would allegedly offer concert tickets to young girls who would pose naked or perform sex acts, say police.
Eastman’s computer allegedly contained more than 500 images of child pornography, including some children possibly as young as 5, according to the police report.
Source: Waterbury Republican-American