Adam Shilow

Adam Shilow

A Eunice man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for persuading a 12-year-old girl to send him sexual explicit pictures of herself, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Adam Shilow, 36, was also sentenced to 25 years supervised release.

Prosecutors said he contacted the young girl on the Internet in 2013, posing as a boy about her age.

He was arrested after the girl's mother contacted authorities when she noticed an inappropriate message on her child's cellphone, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Shilow pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of receiving material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor.

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