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According to officials, in one exchange, a 13-year-old victim told Gunn that she did not want to take her shirt off in front of the webcam. Gunn replied that if she did not comply he was poised to push the send button on his computer to reveal their earlier conversations to parents and friends.
The girl pleaded with Gunn, saying she was only 13. She said she had “a life, please do not ruin it,” officials said.
Gunn responded: “I am sending now since u won’t do what I want.”
The girl told Gunn if he sent the information she would kill herself. Gunn was unmoved. He demanded she remove her shirt, or else. She did so, authorities said.
According to court documents, Gunn used the following false names online: Tyler Mielke, Jason Lempke, CJ Harper, Dalton Powers, Dalton Walthers, Daniel Applegate, and Daniel Rodgers.
In some cases he is said to have posed as Justin Bieber, promising his victims free concert tickets, backstage passes, or other fan-related benefits in exchange for an explicit photo.
In addition to 35 years in prison, Gunn will be required to register as a sex offender and serve a life term of supervised release.