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Kirkland man who preyed on teens in video games sentenced for child porn

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SEATTLE (AP) — A Kirkland man with a prior conviction for a child sex offense was convicted and sentenced again, this time for preying on teen-age boys through computer games.

Andrew Michael Hartung was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.

U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says law enforcement learned about Hartung after a parent in Colorado reported that his son was playing computer games with someone online and that person asked the teen for sexually explicit photos. The person pretended to be a teen-ager.

An investigation revealed that Hartung had convinced other teens to send him photos while playing online games like “League of Legends” and “Minecraft.”

When officials located Hartung in April 2014, he was planning to travel to Colorado to contact victims.

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  • JMG

    This scum is seriously mentally ill. He ought to be required to participate in regular therapy while in prison and continue when he gets out for life. And of course register as a sex offender. What a pervert.