A Tioga County teen is on probation after pleading guilty to felony use of a child in a sexual performance.

19 year old Collin Barney of Nichols was sentenced in Broome County Court July 7 to nine months probation for persuading an 11 year old girl to perform sex acts.

Barney was arrested in June of last year following an investigation led by Endicott Police and assisted by Tioga County Sheriff’s officials and Binghamton Police.

Barney was accused of convincing the girl to engage in a sexual performance for his pleasure between May and June 9 of last year and sending a video of himself performing a sexual act with the girl.

The teen had initially been charged with felony use of a child in a sexual performance and disseminating indecent material to a minor.  He pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance in April.