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WEST ALLIS - A West  Allis man, 20, charged with demanding and receiving nude and sexually explicit photos from underage girls via the internet  has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect at his arraignment recently.

Nathan Dankert, 2304 S. 66th St., faces two charges of sexual exploitation of a child and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. The sexual exploitation of a child charges each carry a maximum of 40 years in prison. Each possession of child pornography carries a maximum of 25 years in prison.

He will now be examined for a competency trial. The date is still to be set.

Meanwhile, Dankert remains in custody with bail set at $35,000. A jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 25 in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court of Judge Jeffrey Conen.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, the victims were 13 and 15 at the time of the incidents last year. The 13-year-old girl lives in Idaho, while the complaint doesn't specify where the 15-year-old girl lives.

When the 13-year-old refused to send nude pictures, the defendant threatened to stop communicating with her, the complaint says. Eventually, she relented and sent photos, but he kept asking for more and she stopped sending, the complaint says. Then the defendant is accused of putting her nude pictures on a tumbler.com page and posting a link to her Facebook page.

That meant the photos on tumbler were visible to the child's friends and family who had access to her Facebook page, the complaint says.

To get the 15-year-old to send nude pictures, the defendant threatened to hurt himself, the complaint says. Once, he threatened to send her nude pictures to her boyfriend. He followed up on that threat, the complaint says. She also made videos of herself for him because of his threats, the complaint says.

The 13-year-old told police that she met Dankert through DRRR.com, which is a role playing website, the complaint says.

The 15-year-old told police that she knew the defendant through Facebook and communicated with him through Facebook Messenger.

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