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SAN ANTONIO -- Prosecutors say a man accused of being a fake reality TV producer lured two South Texas girls into texting nude photos to people they thought were models helping with portfolios.

The San Antonio Express-News reports prosecutors on Tuesday said the texts were from Gemase Lee Simmons.

Testimony continues before a federal judge in San Antonio as Simmons faces 39 counts related to child pornography, extortion and bank fraud.

Prosecutors say Simmons in 2011 approached one girl in a fast-food restaurant and the other in a grocery store and claimed to be seeking models. The 16-year-olds testified they later received texts from two purported models who convinced them to send naked photos.

The calls were later traced to the defendant s cellphone. Investigators believe as many as eight youths were victims.

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