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New charges issued in sex abuse case against Mattawan man

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - New charges in the works in a case involving a Mattawan man accused of sexually abusing two children.

James Beckman Jr. is awaiting trial on six counts of sexual exploitation of a child, plus attempted coercion and enticement of a child.

Monday night, we've learned that the man accused of talking Beckman into allegedly molesting the children and getting him to stream it live is also facing federal charges.

Justin Hughes is charged with sexual exploitation of a child and first and second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Investigators say Hughes and Beckman committed the crimes between March and July of 2012.