• Guilty plea in sexting case
    January 12,2013
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    BURLINGTON — A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to persuading a 12-year-old girl to take nude photos of herself and send the images to his cellphone.

    The U.S. Attorney’s office says 26-year-old Richard Fletcher of Sheffield pleaded guilty to producing, receiving and possessing child pornography in federal court Wednesday.

    Fletcher admitted that in 2011 he persuaded the girl in Utah to take the photos and send him the images.

    Fletcher and the girl never met face-to-face. Prosecutors said he met her on a social media website, obtained her cellphone number, and began calling and texting her. They said he pressed for the photos after persuading the girl that he loved her and wanted her to be his girlfriend.

    Fletcher is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22.
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