Man tricks Sedalia children into sending nude photos

4 weeks 13 hours 13 minutes ago Tuesday, October 16 2018 Oct 16, 2018 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 4:21:00 PM CDT October 16, 2018 in Top Stories
By: Emily Hannemann, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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.

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