Three charged in Alamance County ‘sexting’ investigation

Alamance County Sheriff's Office generic (WGHP File Photo)

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – Alamance County deputies have arrested three suspects in a “sexting” investigation which officials said involved obscene photos of a 16-year-old girl.

Ezra Dejesus Brent , 17, of Burlington; Jordan Tyler Pickard, 20, of Graham, and Maureen Chafatelli, 16, of Elon, face charges in connection to the investigation.

Officials said Brent was originally arrested on March 12 for allegedly burglarizing a home and was apprehended after trying to elude deputies during a chase.

Deputies said that during that investigation, images of a 16-year-old girl were allegedly found on his cell phone.

Brent allegedly sent obscene images of himself to the girl. He was also charged with feloniously assaulting a law enforcement officer during this investigation.

Pickard was charged Thursday after an alleged obscene video recovered from the girl’s phone.

Chafatelli was charged with the misdemeanor of preparing obscene images for dissemination in violation of GS 14-190.5(1).

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