DENVER – A South Carolina man previously convicted of sex offenses pleaded guilty Thursday to using fake Facebook profiles to trick six teenaged Colorado girls to send him explicit photos of themselves.
Christopher George White, 37, of McCormick, South Carolina, pleaded guilty to six counts of coercion and enticement of a minor in U.S. District Court Thursday.
He faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, as well as a $250,000 fine, for each count.
The crimes happened over about a week during the summer of 2014. The plea agreement says White targeted girls aged 13 and 14 and used a fake Facebook profile to convince the girls he was a teen boy.
The convicted sex offender originally contacted the girls on Facebook, then talked with them through text messages and over the phone. Prosecutors say White would threaten the girls with violence or to send their explicit photos to their friends on social media if they did not send more photos.
Prosecutors say he used the fake names of “Kent Noelle” and “Glenn Black” to contact the girls and that he may have more victims. Anyone who believes they or their child was a victim is asked to call Homeland Security Investigations at 866-347-2423.
White is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 14.