DuBois, PA – A DuBois man who is facing child pornography charges has agreed to plead guilty. 21-year-old Jarrod Ross allegedly posed as a woman online to convince a teen boy to send him nude photos.
Ross is facing third-degree felony charges of child pornography, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.
Reynoldsville Police were investigating Ross when they found that he had nude photos of several underage boys on his cell phone. Officers recognized one of the victims. The boy said that he remembered getting a Facebook friend request in September of 2015 from someone he thought was an 18- or 19-year-old woman.
Police say that, in reality, it was just Ross pretending to be a woman in order to gain the boy’s trust and get him to send nude photos. Eventually the victim sent 17 photos. He was 15 at the time, though he had told Ross that he was 16.
Ross is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7.