A 24-year-old Kentucky man is under arrest, charged with persuading an 11-year-old Texas girl to send nude photos of herself through her PlayStation 3.
As reported by Houston’s ABC-13, police allege that Anthony Scott O’Shea’s manipulation of his victim was managed entirely via the console. Sgt Gary Spurger told ABC-13:
He used the PS3 for everything, checked his email, played on the internet, on his PS3 and of course, played his games on PS3, but had no computer…
[O’Shea] asked for pictures of her breasts. She said no. He said friends do things for each other. You’re on my friends list. If you don’t, I’m gonna remove you, at which point she feels nervous and scared and sent the pictures.
Police say that Shea mailed the girl’s pictures to others around the country. The suspect’s bail is set at $300,000.
For its part, Sony provided investigators with technical assistance in the case.