Boston man sentenced to prison for coercing girls to send explicit photos

A Boston man who confessed to coercing three girls he met online into sending him sexual photographs was sentenced to five to seven years in prison and three years’ probation Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Hector Acevedo, 27, of Roxbury pleaded guilty to posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity of sexual conduct, possession of child pornography, distributing child pornography, distributing obscene matter to a minor, and attempted extortion and human trafficking of a minor, according to a statement from Suffolk district attorney’s office.

Prosecutors say Acevedo threatened to kill the families of two girls, age 12 and 11, through social media to get them to send explicit photographs. A third girl, 12, said he also solicited her for photographs.

“They were targeted and exploited

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