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A West Bloomfield Township camp counselor facing felony child pornography charges for allegedly taking nude photographs of prepubescent boys has entered into a plea agreement in the case.

Matthew David Kuppe, who is free on bond, has been ordered to appear on Aug. 4 before U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn for a plea hearing.

Kuppe is accused of filming boys in a locker room at the Jewish Community Center during his employment as a camp counselor.

Prosecutors allege that Kuppe used his cellphone on Aug. 5, 2015, to take nine sexually explicit photos of a 5-year-old boy. That night, he allegedly uploaded the photos to a Russian website, prosecutors said.

Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, confirmed the hearing date but said she is not at liberty to discuss any terms of the plea agreement. “I can tell you that ... the victims in this case have been fully informed of the agreement,” she said.

Kuppe faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges, which include production and distribution of child pornography.

Kuppe came under investigation after he allegedly chatted online with an undercover officer on a public photo-sharing website. He is accused of discussing images of young, naked boys under the username “jcclockerroom@gmail.com,” according to court filings.

Kuppe and the undercover officer then spoke about sexual desires and fantasies involving the young boys, court records show.

As a result of the online conversation, investigators tracked the chat’s IP address to Kuppe’s home, according to court records.

A West Bloomfield Township Detective checked Kuppe’s Facebook page and discovered the man’s link to the Jewish Community Center; later, he matched background and tile at the center with features in the sexual explicit photographs.

Kuppe’s attorney, Walter Piszczatowski, has tried to get evidence and statements from Kuppe suppressed, alleging they were improperly obtained by police. The judge has not ruled on those motions.

Piszczatowski has also argued for four of six counts to be dismissed, alleging the images central to the case do not constitute “sexually explicit conduct” under the law.

Calls to Kuppe’s attorneys were not returned.

In November, Cohn released Kuppe on bond with several conditions, including wearing a GPS tether.

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