A Missouri man is accused of soliciting child pornography from a girl in James City County.
Authorities identified the man as 57-year-old Thomas Collura. He is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child, production of child pron and use of electronic means to solicit child porn.
The girl’s parents went to James City County Police when they suspected their daughter, 13, was having inappropriate conversations with a man.
Authorities said Collura communicated with the girl via text messages and other online means.
Police say messages from Collura encouraged the girl to create pornographic videos. Court filings say the girl created more than 140 videos for Collura.
He was arrested last month and brought to Virginia on Friday. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.