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Baby sitter charged with producing child porn

When Shane Michael Aurand shared sexually explicit photos of a 7-year-old child, he was communicating with an undercover agent on the messaging app Kik, prosecutors say.

Aurand, 20, of Gowanda, appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. and was charged with production and distribution of child pornography.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque said the defendant, during his communications with the undercover law enforcement agent on Kik, gave the agent sexually explicit photos of an underage child that he produced while babysitting the child at his home.

Investigators say Aurand also offered to send photos of other children to the undercover agent if Aurand received child pornography in return.

Aurand's arrest is the result of a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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