Man Sentenced For Using Fake Facebook Account To Entice Kids

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who used a fake Facebook profile to entice children to produce and send him sexually explicit images has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Michael Mostovlyan received a 78-month sentence Friday. He also will have to serve 15 years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison.

The 33-year-old Deptford man pleaded guilty in February to online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

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Prosecutors say that during a six-month period last year, Mostovlyan communicated with children online in order to obtain sexually explicit images of them.

Using a fake female persona in the name of “Amber Zee,” which he created using actual images of a girl, Mostovlyan was able to persuade his victims to send him photos or videos.

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