NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man posed as a famous singer online to entice a girl overseas to engage in sexual activity.
Twenty-eight-year-old Eric Bing of Clark awaits an initial appearance in federal court in Newark on Thursday.
Bing is charged with enticing a child to engage in sexual activity.
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According to the complaint, Bing posed as a singer with a band and started an online relationship with the then-14-year-old girl in 2008. Officials have not said who he was supposed to be.
The complaint alleges Bing got in touch with the girl after she sent a message to a fan website of the unidentified band.
Authorities say Bing made increasingly explicit sexual requests for the girl to send pictures and videos of herself between 2008 and 2010.
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