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Man pressured teen to send sex videos, say Tarpon Springs police

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Michael Anthony Wells. Mugshot from Pinellas County Jail website Michael Anthony Wells. Mugshot from Pinellas County Jail website
TARPON SPRINGS, FL (WFLA) -

A Tarpon Springs man is facing felony charges for pressuring a 15-year-old girl to send him sexual videos.

Michael Anthony Wells, 23, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday.

Investigators say the parents of the 15-year-old, who lives in Kansas, grew concerned about their daughter's digital relationship with Wells. It was discovered that Wells had pressured the girl to send him sexual videos through Skype and Kik video.

The teen told detectives she met Wells in December, and started having Skype sex with him in January of 2014. She told them Wells also sent her sexual videos.

Wells admitted to sending and receiving videos. He also told Tarpon Springs police officers that he knew the girl was only fifteen.

He is charged with transmission of material harmful to minors, and sexual performance by a child.

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