BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A 19-year-old man is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Deputies started investigating after getting a report that sexually explicit photos of a girl had been posted on the photo-sharing social networking site Instagram. Detectives say Brown had sent the pictures of the girl to an Instagram account whose user then posted them online.
According to an arrest warrant Brown got the 16-year-old to participate in oral sex to take the pictures.
The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation in this case continues and more charges are expected to be filed.
Brown is in jail under a $250,000 bond.