- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who paid a girl to engage in sexually explicit conduct and stream it online has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors say Curtis Thompson also will be on lifetime supervision once he’s freed as part of the sentence imposed Thursday.

The 32-year-old Lawrenceville man had pleaded guilty last week to producing child pornography.

Authorities say Thompson used social media to communicate with the girl and her friends for several months in 2015. Authorities say Thompson knew the girl was underage but encouraged her to engage in sexually explicit conduct and either record it or stream it online.

He also offered her and made payments for doing what he asked.

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