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NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man used social media to solicit and receive sexually explicit pictures and movies of a juvenile girl.

Curtis Thompson faces counts of producing and receiving child pornography. He faces between 20 to 50 years if convicted on both counts.

The 30-year-old Lawrence man allegedly used a Facebook account under the name Frank Lucas to become friends with the victim this year.

Prosecutors say the girl told Thompson she was underage. But he allegedly persuaded her to record videos of herself and others engaging in sexually explicit conduct and send them to him in return for money he wired her.

Thompson also allegedly convinced the girl to allow him to watch her in sex acts in real time via video streaming.

It wasn’t known Wednesday if Thompson has retained an attorney.