Man Accused of Sex With Minor, Sharing Nude Pictures Via Facebook

GREENSBORO, N.C.-- A Guilford County man is facing numerous sex-related crime charges involving a minor,

Guilford County Sheriff's Office say they started the investigation on April 28 after a mom call and reported that a person known to her family had sex with her child. The mother told officers she found out about the crimes while checking the child's Facebook page.

During the investigation, detectives say they discovered the man and juvenile were engaged in an inappropriate relationship. Officers say Fred Edward Smith, 45, took nude photographs of the child and coerced the child to take and send nude photographs to him. Officers said Smith also sent nude photos of himself to the child.

The investigation also revealed that Smith and the child shared the photos via Facebook Messenger.

Smith is facing charges of:

  • Statutory Rape of a Child older than 12 years old younger than 15 years old
  • Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child
  • 1st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • 2nd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • 3rd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • Felony Disseminating Obscene Material to a Minor.


 

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