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Man held for posing as Harry Styles

A man has been arrested over allegations he posed as One Direction star Harry Styles to con girls into performing sex acts on a webcam.

John Eastman, 45, is accused of using videocall service Skype to contact youngsters while pretending to be the heart-throb British singer.


It is alleged Eastman adopted the name "Harry.Styles888" and used photos of the One Direction star to convince girls as young as five that he was the pop singer, before offering them tickets to the band's concerts if they would strip on camera or perform a sex act.


He was arrested on Wednesday (29May13) in Connecticut and was arraigned on Thursday (30May13) on charges including employing a minor in an obscene performance. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.