ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 20-year-old Rockville man pleaded guilty Friday to production of child pornography by using photos of young girls he met through social media and Internet chats.
Marc Jospeh Punzalan, 20, of Rockville, Maryland would meet girls online and convince them to send him sexually explicit photographs of themselves, according to a press release from the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.
He threatened the victims by saying he would post their images online or tell their friends and family if they did not continue to send photos.
According to Punzalan's plea agreement, he was in touch with four girls between the ages of 12- and 16-years-old between January 2012 and January 2014. The girls sent him sexually explicit photos of themselves and used their cell phones, social media and chat messaging sites to do so, officials said.