Five underage girls from Western New York are at the center of a child pornography case against a New Jersey man.
Federal prosecutors say Timothy Myers used Facebook to meet and entice his victims into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves. The girls ranged in age from 13 to 16.
Myers is also accused of traveling to Western New York in December 2016, meeting one of his victims, a 16-year-old, and taking her back to New Jersey where they had sexual intercourse.
Currently in custody in New Jersey on separate but similar charges, Myers was ordered held without bail Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer.
"There are 29 counts against the defendant and they all involve minor victims," Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque told Roemer.
The charges against Myers include producing, distributing and receiving child pornography and cover a nine-month period ending in August 2017.
Investigated by Homeland Security, Myers is accused of using several aliases while posing as someone else on Facebook.