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Man charged with sending obscene material to teen

Posted December 29, 2008

— A Moore County man has been charged with sending obscene material to a juvenile, authorities said Monday.

Jeffrey Durainte Munnerlyn Jr., 27, of 173 Clay Ridge Road in West End, was charged with disseminating obscenity.

The charge stems from a September report that obscene material was e-mailed to a 13-year-old in West End, authorities said.


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  • Alexia.1 Dec 29, 2008

    Why the presumption that this is a girl? Where did it say this?

    So what if it was his "stuff" or anybody else on the Internet? It pretty much all looks the same ;-)

    Seriously... I just don't know why a picture matters so much, given the Internet is full of them.

    If this was a 13-year-old girl and he was somehow making sexual advances toward her, one would think there is a better law on the books than sending obscene material.

  • Common Sense Man Dec 29, 2008

    " but I find it very hard to believe that he sent anything that wasn't already readily available on the Internet."

    I found it hard to believe that you would be that naive. He most likely sent his "stuff" to the girl.

  • Alexia.1 Dec 29, 2008

    Bella28, how do you know the 13-year-old was a female? Did it state that in another article, or did I just overlook it here?

    In any case, I personally think the "obsentity" laws need serious adjustment. Anybody connected to the Internet can find "obsenity" everywhere. No matter what the guy emailed, I suspect it could have been found with Google.

    That does not mean I support the fellow on this one, but I find it very hard to believe that he sent anything that wasn't already readily available on the Internet. So, it is not illegal for Google to reveal it to a person, but it is illegal for somebody to email the same thing? That is stupid.

    There are a lot of old laws on the books that need change, including an old law that makes "crimes against nature" illegal. Interpreted with original intent, I think that means all homosexuals are felons. (That really is still on the books! NC GS 14-177.)

  • BELLA28 Dec 29, 2008

    I agree ladybug. Did he know she was 13? She could have lied.....

    SIGH....so many possibilities

  • Ladybug Dec 29, 2008

    Something sounds fishy. How did a 27 yr old man get a 13 yrs old email address?