A Wake County Schools employee has been charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
UPDATE: Steven Wayne Sharpe was convicted on April 27, 2022, on all four counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor levied against him. He was sentenced to a minimum term of 1 year, 3 months and a maximum term: 6 years and 6 months in state prison.
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 2006.
Sharp is the tenth non-teaching employee arrest tracked by this website in 2021.
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