Man receives probation for sending nudes to 12-year-old girl

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Monroe man won’t receive jail time for sending nude pictures to an underage girl, but will see probation.

The Macon Telegraph reports 23-year-old Mitchell Jared Harrison was sentenced to 10 years of probation during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court Monday after pleading guilty to sending a then-12-year-old Macon girl nude pictures of himself in 2013. A prosecutor says Harrison met the girl on Facebook in July 2012. In April 2013, he exchanged text messages with the girl talking about meeting her in person to have sex.

Harrison’s lawyer says Harrison didn’t initially know the girl was 12 and when he learned her age, he cut off communication.

Harrison told the judge he was using drugs when he exchanged the messages, but has undergone rehabilitation.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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