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Laurinburg man faces online exposure charge

Posted December 16, 2010

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— Cumberland County investigators have charged a Laurinburg man with showing nude videos of himself to an underage girl via an online chat room.

David Arthur Bracey III, 18, of the 500 block of Prince Street, is charged with disseminating materials harmful to a minor. He was released to the custody of his parents on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

Investigators said Bracey showed his genitals during an online conversation with a 12-year-old girl on Sept. 13 or 14. The girl told investigators that Bracey told her to take her clothes off as well.

Bracey told investigators that he has talked with at least 25 girls a day on the Internet in the past and would sometimes arrange meetings with them, authorities said.


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  • randleman1972 Dec 16, 2010

    I do not know this young man personally, but I do know his family. His father is a very hard working man with great morals and values. His grandparents are people who you would beg to live in your neighborhood. This young man is from a great family, and I do take offense to those of you who are here to bask them. He's 18. Guys, how many of you were "in the mood" 24/7 at that age? These days with the internet, makes things so accessible, and unfortunately he made a some bad decisions. I'm sure he is a good kid, but please, if you can not give his family some common courtesy, then find something else to do....Like examine your own skeletons.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Dec 16, 2010

    So when I found a Playboy when I was 12, were those models guilty of a crime? Clearly this is worse than that because he was trying to talk her into taking her clothes off too, but all she has to do is turn it off.

  • rdmcswai Dec 16, 2010

    Here we go again with all the comments blaming the victim. Surely you don't really believe a 12 year old girl wanted to see this man's genitals, do you?

    Yes, parents should be monitoring what their children are doing on the computer, but that doesn't change the fact that this man knew what he was doing was wrong.

  • blueliner41 Dec 16, 2010

    Wow where's the story here? This happens everyday involving men ALOT older than 18. I wouldn't be too quick to blame the parents. Most of this computer misuse happens during the school day and privately from their own cell phones. My opinion is from a law enforcement perspective.

  • bowlingbrat1203 Dec 16, 2010

    It sounds to me that parents need to monitor what their kids do online and what chat rooms they are going to. I don't even use chat rooms anymore. Too many freaks! At the same time, you can't blame this all on the parents. This guy probably knew what he was doing.

  • DangYankee Dec 16, 2010

    Sounds to me like some parents need to take a reality pill as to what their little darlings are doing on the computer. Boys AND girls. My son has to use his laptop where I can see him, and I know what sites he visits.

  • tar97heel Dec 16, 2010

    Wow, 18, and looks like a kid. Yet he might as well be a fat 60yo man, since he'll get the same "one size fits all" punishment. Good ol USA, land of the captive, guilty until proven innocent

  • Fishman Dec 16, 2010

    Sounds to me like there are some parents out there who need to have a long talk with their daughters.

  • haleibc Dec 16, 2010

    Were these girls in some way force look and chat with this guy? Didn'T think so.