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American charged with enticing New Westminster teen

A complaint from a New Westminster family has led to with a 20-year-old man being indicted on child pornography charges in Pennsylvania.

New Westminster police said the family contacted them about their 13-year-old daughter and inappropriate images that were being sent over the internet by an unknown American.

After doing an initial investigation they turned over what they found out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI has announced the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Taylor Bzdyr of Clark's Summit, Penn., has been indicted on charges of producing child pornography and online enticement of a minor. According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, the grand jury in Scranton, Penn., alleges Bzdyr used a computer and cellphone to persuade the teenager to perform sexual acts via Skype between Oct. 2012 and March 5, 2014.

Bzdyr faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years if convicted on the child pornography charge. He faces a 10-year minimum and possible life sentence if he's convicted of the second charge.

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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