BALTIMORE (AP) — A University of Maryland, Baltimore County student has been arrested on child pornography charges.
21-year-old Jake Tyler Patterson was arrested Friday on the university’s campus and has been suspended from the school.READ MORE: NFL Week 13 AFC East Preview: CBS Boston's Levan Reid Calls AFC East Title Fight A Battle Of 'Big Brother Vs Little Brother'
Frederick County Sheriff’s Detective Timothy Moore Jr. told news outlets Patterson posed as a 16-year-old girl on Snapchat.
Charging documents say he offered a 13-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy nude pictures of an apparent teen girl and gift cards, in exchange for pictures of the victims.READ MORE: SportsLine Week 13 AFC West Picks: 'Denver Designed Well To Stop What Kansas City Does,' Says Larry Hartstein
Moore says Patterson used Snapchat’s “quick add” feature to find boys and threatened to release their photos if they blocked him. The sheriff’s office was tipped off by one boy’s mother.
Patterson’s bail is set at $25,000. If he posts it, he can’t have internet access.
It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.Hallmark Channel Embraces John Harbaugh, Self-Described 'Hallmark Movie Guy'
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