Mesa man gets 3-year prison term in sexting case - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

Mesa man gets 3-year prison term in sexting case

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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 2:16 pm

A Mesa man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sending nude pictures of himself to a young girl’s cell phone.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 24-year-old Jonathan Knight also was sentenced Thursday to lifetime probation with sex offender terms.

Knight pleaded guilty last month to two counts of furnishing obscene or harmful items to a minor and one count of luring of a minor.

Authorities say Knight was a Tae Kwon Do instructor in Gilbert when he was accused of sending naked photos of himself to a 12-year-old student.

A meeting was set up between Knight and Gilbert police who impersonated the girl.

Phoenix TV station KPHO says Knight was arrested near the girl’s home last Oct. 27. Police say he admitted “sexting” the pictures to the girl.

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