A Connecticut man posing as Harry Styles has been arrested for impersonating the One Direction band member in order to entice underage girls to trade sexual acts for One Direction concert tickets according to TMZ reports on Friday, May 31.
Police officials stated that the Harry Styles impostor, who’s name is John Eastman, 45, was approaching young female One Direction fans online claiming to be Harry Styles and offering them One Direction concert tickets if they would pose naked or perform lewd sexual acts online for his enjoyment.
“My hope is that the girl will show me herself on camera and then pose in a sexual manner, or perform some kind of sex act for me to see,” Eastman told detectives, according to his arrest warrant.
Reports reveal that the Harry Styles imposter was arrested and arraigned on May 30 on several charges, one includes employing a minor in an obscene performance.
The Waterbury Republican reveals that the American man, John Eastman would go online under the Skype name Harry.Styles888 using photos of Harry Styles to convince the girls he was actually the One Direction singer.
The Harry Styles impostor then used his web cam to record the underage girls while they performed his requested sex acts and saved them on his computer.
Police said they began investigating Eastman after being contacted by a Vermont state trooper, who had been looking into a complaint from a family about a conversation between three girls and a Skype-user posing as Styles.
Eastman’s computer contained more than 500 images of child pornography, including some webcam images of children believed to be as young as 5 years-old.
The One Direction Harry Styles’ impostor,John Eastman has a criminal history that includes a conviction for fourth-degree sexual assault. He spent 10 years on the state’s sex offender registry before being taken off of that list in 2009.
The One Direction Harry Styles imposter John Eastman is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.
Pretty scary stuff going on. Have you ever been approached online by someone you believed to be acting suspiciously?
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