Man tricks Sedalia children into sending nude photos
JEFFERSON CITY – A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of attempting to produce child pornography. Three of his victims are from Sedalia.
According to a news release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Brandon David Cuddihe, 31, admitted to creating a falsified Facebook account and pretending to be 14-year-old “Hannah Richards.”
Cuddihe communicated with more than 150 people through that account, many of whom were 11-15 years old. The mother of one of his 10-year-old Sedalia victims contacted police after she discovered her daughter had sent nude photos and videos through Facebook.
Cuddihe faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole, and could face up to 30 years in federal prison without parole.