Police: man pretended to be teen girl online

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say a Buffalo man posed on social media sites as a teen-aged girl to talk to unsuspecting teens.

Richard Debruyn, 61, was taken into custody on Monday for one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child. Troopers say Debruyn portrayed himself as a teen-aged girl online and was found to have nude images and a video of underage females in the performance of sexual acts on his computer.

After being arraigned on Tuesday, Debruyn was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $7,500 bail.

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