Man pleads to child porn, persuaded girl to send photos

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man admitted to persuading an 11-year-old Connecticut girl to send him nude photos, prosecutors said.

Mark Crowley, of Beverly, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography and risk of injury to a minor, The (Stamford) Advocate reported. Crowley, 57, will be sentenced to three years in prison and 15 years probation.

State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo said Crowley possessed illicit photos of the girl.

The girl's parents told police in September 2018 that their daughter was sending sexually explicit text messages and photos to an adult man, according to an affidavit.

Crowley was charged with indecent exposure in 2003 after exposing himself to a woman walking down the street, the affidavit said.

Crowley will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years when he is sentenced Feb. 7.