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Colo. man faces charges after online relationship with Orange 12-year-old

GREENFIELD — A Colorado man faces child pornography charges after allegedly developing a relationship with a 12-year-old Orange girl.

Daniel Gordon, 23, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pleaded innocent to charges of enticement of a child under age 16, two counts of disseminating obscene matter to a minor and three counts of posing a child in the nude.

Gordon allegedly met his victim through a multiplayer online game called Mabinogi. She first told him she was 17, but later admitted to being only 12, according to a news release from the Northwestern District Attorneys Office.

After she admitted her real age, the release said, Gordon sent her pictures of his genitalia and asked her to send nude photographs of herself.

The investigation was conducted by state police, Orange police and officers assigned to the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Colorado police executed a search warrant at Gordon’s home on April 8, according to the release.

He was taken into custody by Colorado police serving a Massachusetts arrest warrant on Jan. 10, according to the task force.

Gordon was released on his own recognizance after his Monday arraignment. While on release, he is required to stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, submit to a state police booking procedure, and report to the Franklin Superior Court Probation Department once weekly by telephone.

Gordon is set to return to court in September for a pretrial hearing.

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