Wake County Schools employee charged with sexual exploitation of minor

A Wake County Schools employee has been charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.



Steven Sharp, age 60, was arrested Aug. 6 on four counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Sharp was issued a secured bond set at $750,000 for the four counts he is charged with and he remains in custody at the Wake County Detention Center. His next court date is Aug. 30.

The charges apparently stem from a child pornography incident in February of 2018. The district has indicated no Wake County student was involved.

The charge is a Class E Felony with a sentence of 15 to 63 months in jail per count.

State statute says that the charge involves:

(1)Records, photographs, films, develops, or duplicates material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity; or

(2) Distributes, transports, exhibits, receives, sells, purchases, exchanges, or solicits material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

Wake County Schools says that Sharp has been suspended and that he has been employed as a maintenance technician since March of 2006.

Sharp is the tenth non-teaching employee arrest tracked by this website in 2021.

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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