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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A 41- year-old Herkimer County man admitted in court Monday to posing as a teen boy in order to trick his own daughter into sending him naked pictures of herself, according to

The 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to 12 counts of enticing a child to produce child pornography and receiving and sending child porn.

Court records show the man set up accounts over multiple social platforms in September 2013 under a fake name and began chatting with his 14-year-old daughter while pretending to be a 16-year-old boy.

They soon called themselves boyfriend and girlfriend, even though the two had never met.

The father, posing as the boy, requested she send him naked photos which she refused to do until finally giving in. By November, the girl wanted to break up.

According to court records and, the following text conversation took place:

“I tell u what u want to be gone then send me nudes and close ups and I will let u go,” the man responded in a text, posing as the teenage boy.

“No,” she responded. “I’m not going to do that. That’s another reason I’m leaving. All you talk about is sex sex and more sex. Honestly that is not what a relationship is about.”

“Then I will send these to your dad and then I won’t have to worry about anyone else having u,” the man wrote, referring to the child pornographic pictures she’d sent.

“I told you that a bunch of times when we were dating that I don’t like those pics and now you are threatening me that if I don’t send you those then you’ll send my dad the ones I sent you before?” she texted. “My life is ruined.”

After the girl broke up with him, she received a text from the boy’s account from someone claiming to be the boy’s mother, who said the boy had committed suicide, according to court records. reports that at a later date, the father claimed the boy sent him the photos before the fake suicide and the father continued to refer to them while sexually abusing the girl.

The girl reported the abuse to the school nurse and the father’s story began to unravel. Police investigated the accounts and traced them to her father, not the so-called teen boy.

He will be sentenced in July.