OAKLAND -- A 25-year-old Newark man was sentenced to 92 months in prison after authorities said he posed as a 15-year-old boy to seduce a Canadian teen and convince her to perform sexually explicit acts on a webcam.

Jesse Yang pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in January. Yang posed as a 15-year-old boy nicknamed "J," exchanged messages with a 14-year-old online and asked her to take off her clothes and perform sexual acts in front of a webcam, according to San Francisco Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Clark Settles and United States Attorney Melinda Haag.

Yang "told the victim how beautiful he thought she was and encouraged her to play sexual(ly) explicit games" in front of the webcam, authorities said. He also instructed the girl on how to set up her webcam after meeting her on a site that allows users to anonymously chat with other people.

The girl's father called the Royal Canadian Mountain Police on Nov. 16, 2011 after he found his daughter partially dressed in front of her computer, authorities said. Yang was arrested after authorities used his IP address to trace his physical location.

United States District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers also sentenced Yang to 10 years of supervised release.


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