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Man pretending to be 14-year-old girl manages to get nude photos from 150 boys

By Mason White 9:47 AM October 4, 2017
By: Emily Lewis

A man was jailed after he conned boys into sending him nude photos of themselves.

A concerned family member asked police in Massachusetts, to investigate a possible sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old boy.

The boy told officers that he had met a “Lauren James from Maine,” via the Kik messenger in December 2015, and the two became friends.

The boy believed he was in an online relationship with Lauren, police said.

The boy told police that he also introduced his 12-year-old friend to Lauren, and the friend also exchanged nudes with the girl.

Through the investigation, officers learned that “Lauren” was actually 24-year-old Curtis Simoneau of Boston, Massachusetts.

Additionally, police discovered that the suspect managed to collect nude photos from 150 boys while posing as a girl online.

Simoneau was previously convicted for possession of child pornography.

Simoneau was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin, to 17 years in prison. He will be on 10 years of supervised release from federal prison, and he will have to register as a sex offender.