Fayetteville teen takes plea deal in sexting case Share: Cormega Zyon Copening, 17, faced charges of sexual exploitation of a minor because of photos found on his cell phone.
Investigators Fayftteville the teen and his girlfriend were sexting images to each other and the photos girl for sexting in Fayetteville discovered during an investigation of another case.
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Centerfest celebrates 45 years in Durham. After being charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, he too now finds himself potentially facing jail time and lifelong status as a sex offender.
His case is ongoing. Like Denson and Copening, they were typically within the context of romantic relationships.
How did this happen? At the heart of the problem are discrepancies between state and federal law regarding the age of consent.
In a majority of U. The federal government, however, defines child pornography as "any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor someone under 18 years of age.
The practical results of the incongruency mean that Denson and Copening can legally have sex in North Carolina, but it is illegal for them to send erotic photos between themselves afterward.