Virginia man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFXR) – A Virginia man who is accused of using an online chat website to engage in sexually explicit conversation with a 12-year-old girl and later was said to have induced the victim to engage in sexually explicit behavior over video chat pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Virginia to a pair of federal charges.

Roger Allen Bellini, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of coercion and enticement and one count of possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, Bellini admitted to using an online chat website to communicate with minor females. He also admitted the communications were sexual in nature. Specifically, Bellini admitted to communicating with a minor via video chat when the child was 12-years-old. He is said to have used screen capture software to record his computer screen while engaging in video chats with the child. During these chats, Bellini induced the minor to expose herself and perform sexually explicit acts.

Bellini will be sentenced on Jan. 4, 2021.

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