Man Arrested For Posing As One Direction’s Harry Styles On Skype, Targeting Young Girls
A Waterbury, Connecticut man has been arrested after pretending to be Harry Styles of One Direction.
According to Waterbury newspaper the Republican American, 45-year-old John Eastman posed as Styles and would Skype with young girls as the singer and entice them to perform sex acts.
Police report hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography were found on his home computer, some of which were taken from his webcam when he talked to underage girls online.
An arrest warrant states that he used the Skype name Harry.Styles888 to convince girls he was the British boy-bander.
“My hope is that the girl will show me herself on camera and then pose in a sexual manner, or perform some kind of sex act for me to see,” Eastman told detectives, according to his arrest warrant.
Eastman was questioned last year after a complaint online. He is being held in jail and is due in court next Thursday (June 6).
Waterbury Police Department didn’t return Radio.com’s request for comment as of press time.