Carmine Simpson, of Holbrook, was charged with sexual exploitation of children and suspended without pay.
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Authorities said the 26-year-old targeted dozens of victims on Twitter and convinced them to send sexually explicit photos and videos.
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If convicted, Simpson faces 15 years in prison.