MINNEAPOLIS – A Rochester man pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing sexually explicit images and videos of a minor.

According to court documents, between November 8, 2020, and January 8, 2021, 26-year-old Arkady Pichurin sexually exploited a minor who was between the ages of nine and 10 years old at the time.

Pichurin, who contacted the minor using a variety of instant messaging and texting services, including Snapchat, lied about his age and identity to carry out his sexual exploitation of the minor.

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Pichurin admitted to using similar tactics to sexually exploit and produce pornographic images and videos of more than twenty minors.

Pichurin is scheduled to be sentenced on January 4, 2022.

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