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Arpin man accused of demanding nude photos from teen reaches plea deal

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) — An Arpin charged with multiple counts exposing a child to harmful material reached a plea deal in Portage County Court Tuesday.

According to court documents, Richard Zellner, 27, met a 14-year old at a 2017 wedding and later connected with her via Facebook and Snapchat.

Zellner then demanded nude photos of the teenager, threatening to beat her father with a baseball bat if she did not comply, per court records. She eventually sent Zellner the pictures, which were eventually found by Zellner’s girlfriend at the time.

Zellner, who faces up top seven years in prison, will be sentenced in January.

Chris Watkins

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