Does this look like the face of a male fitness model?
Well that’s the scam Anthony Merletto pulled on a 13-year-old girl from Texas, according to the New York Post. And it gets worse. The 20-year-old Merletto convinced the teenager to send him nude pictures.
The scam unraveled when Facebook told authorities about an account that had been flagged for child pornography. Authorities said Merletto, according to the Post, created a profile that allowed him to engage in sexually explicit conversation with several people, including the 13-year-old girl.
Merletto was busted, arrested, and now, his conversations will be behind bars. He was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to child endangerment. NJ.com said he has to spend at least two years in a sex offender treatment center before he’s eligible for parole.
It’s the second time he’s been in trouble. Burlington County Times reported that he was convicted of possession of child porn in 2016 and received a one-year sentence.