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New Baltimore Man Charged in 'Sextortion' Case

James Allen, 36, faces federal charges for allegedly coercing females to expose themselves online.

A New Baltimore man faces federal charges in New York for allegedly coercing more than a dozen females online to pose naked for him.

James Allen, 36, was charged with 23 federal counts pertaining to so-called sextortion acts. Allen is accused of telling 18 western New York state girls, ages 14-19, that he found naked pictures of them by hacking into their accounts. He then used that threat to get them to expose themselves to him, according to WXYZ Channel 7.

Allen, who was previously convicted of cyber-stalking in 2007, pleaded not guilty to charges that include cyber-stalking and producing child pornography. If convicted in New York, he could face up to 30 years in prison, the station reports.

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