LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man who allegedly extorted nude photos from fans of Justin Bieber has been charged with producing child pornography.
Twenty-three-year-old Jeremy Sears of Moorpark was arrested Wednesday on two felony charges. He faces at least 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
Authorities say he pretended to be a teen to in fake profiles. They say he would then obtain explicit photos and videos by starting an online romance or threatening a teen.
Authorities claim Sears posted some images publicly - in one case putting a girl’s nude photos on her Facebook profile.
Sears‘ public defender, Samuel Josephs, declined to comment.