A 22-year-old New Jersey man is facing federal charges for allegedly posing as a teenage girl on Facebook and using the social media site to stalk one juvenile and to solicit sexually explicit photos from a second.
Brandon McIntyre, of Washington, N.J., is charged with one count of stalking and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.
Prosecutors said McIntyre used the Facebook alias "Katie Thompson" to urge one young victim to go on trips with him last August.
When the girl refused, McIntyre, still using the alias, allegedly threatened to hurt the victim's boyfriend and kill her family, according to investigators.
McIntyre is accused of sending sexually explicit images of himself to another minor, age 12, last August via Facebook Messenger and becoming angry when the victim refused to send explicit photos of herself in return.
McIntyre allegedly told the girl he was a police officer and threatened to make her life "a living hell," claiming he would have her expelled from school, charged with a felony, and sent to state prison for failing to comply with an officer's order.
McIntyre was scheduled to make an initial appearance Friday in Newark federal court after being transferred from the Hunterdon County Jail, where he was serving a 187-day sentence he received in May after pleading guilty to stalking, impersonating a law enforcement officer, and harassment, court documents state.
Those charges stemmed from an incident in Clinton Township in August 2013 in which McIntyre posed as a state trooper and harassed a woman via text message, telling her that he would have her arrested and have her daughter taken away if she did not go out on a date with him.
If convicted of the most recent charges, McIntyre faces a maximum possible penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for the sexual exploitation charge, as well as up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the stalking charge.
The charge of child sexual exploitation carries a mandatory minimum jail term of 15 years, prosecutors said.