Man charged with alleged child porn via PS3

He allegedly persuaded an 11-year-old girl to send nude photos while they played games via the PlayStation 3's online network.

A Kentucky man has been charged after allegedly persuading an 11-year-old girl to send nude pictures of herself while they played video games online via their PlayStation 3 consoles, according to reports.

Police have charged Anthony Scott O'Shea, 24, of Somerset, Ky., with promoting child pornography, online solicitation of a minor, and sexual performance of a child, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. Because the girl lives in the Houston area, O'Shea faces extradition to Texas.

The Chronicle cited court documents stating that O'Shea met the girl while they were playing Warhawk via the PS3's online network late last year. Over several weeks, he persuaded her to send him photos and to perform for him via a Webcam.

According to police, he shared the photos with others online. The girl told police the man "kept pressuring her for more pictures and wanted to set up a meeting with her in order to engage in sexual activity," the Chronicle said.

The girl eventually told her parents, who contacted police.

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