Deputies Charge Sex Offender; Had Social Networking Web Site

Deputies have charged a registered sex offender with more charges after authorities discovered he had an account on a social networking web site.

Christopher Rossio was arrested on two counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Lenoir County deputies say the charges came after a five month investigation after they got a complaint Rossio had the online account. Deputies say they found that Rossio had used a false name for the networking site.

Rossio, who's been on the sex registry since 2007, is in the Lenoir County jail on a $250,000 bond.

The sex offender website says Rossio, whose last address was in Grifton, was convicted in 2006 on two counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He served 18 months in prison.

Deputies say additional charges are pending.


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  • by Keith Richard Radford Jr Location: Burbank, CA on May 30, 2009 at 07:06 AM
    take you 14‑202.5. and your Article 27A of Chapter 14 and shove them where the sun don;t shine cause you have no right to make illigel laws, you stinking worthless theives who now need to be dinged for you dingy idea in the first place. Their is no justification for any of this. Garbage laws stink now to high heaven. Not were any of the sex offender law makers will reside.
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 06:14 AM
    i worked with this guy and never thought he was a sex offender. its very scary to see his face on the news as a sex offender, i honestly dont know what to think..
  • by Denise Location: North Carolina on May 23, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    Here is the statute on this subject. 14‑202.5. Ban use of commercial social networking Web sites by sex offenders. (a) Offense. – It is unlawful for a sex offender who is registered in accordance with Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes to access a commercial social networking Web site where the sex offender knows that the site permits minor children to become members or to create or maintain personal Web pages on the commercial social networking Web site.
  • by >>> Location: nc on May 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM
    I worked with this guy and never knew he was a convicted sex offender and never knew he spent time in prison.he was weird but it was crazy seeing his face on the news
  • by Anonymous on May 22, 2009 at 10:03 PM
    wow, a criminal thats not black.
  • by WITN Moderator Location: WITN on May 22, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    North Carolina, and many other states, have laws that ban convicted sex offenders from social networking sites where children are members.
  • by ??? Location: nc on May 22, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    I am not in any way condoning this guy's behaviors but since when is it actually illegal for him to use a social networking site? I thought it was up to the individual Site administrators to kick them off but I had no idea the offenders were breaking an actual law? Or was this part of his sentence that he was not permitted to use any social networking sites? I am confused about this one. Was he caught trying to trap a kid? If so then I understand...but just signing up for and using a networking site dosen't necessarily mean he was preying on anyone. If anyone can cite an actual law please post it, so it can be clarified...thanks
  • by To Carol in G-vegas Location: From Margaret in Kinston...my real name on May 22, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    Why use a false name UNLESS.... you are doing things that are not appropriate!!!!!!!!!! Yes, the parents of these children who are on these websites should also be held accountable for allowing them to be on them. Once an offender always an offender!!!! Period
  • by stay in jail Location: grennville on May 22, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    there is no other words anyone can say cause he was convicted once and found doing almost the same thing come on he isnt going to change and it is better for all of us if people like him stay behind bars!
  • by Carol Location: G-Vegas on May 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    I too use a "flase name" so what.I feel that children and the dumb are the only one's who believe that is on the "internet"
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