A mother found an x-rated picture of a man on her daughter's cell phone, and now that man is in trouble with the law.
Halifax County deputies have charged 21-year-old Michael Thomas of Scotland Neck with disseminating obscenity to a minor under 13.
Deputies say it happened in early January when Thomas allegedly sent a picture message of his privates to a 12-year-old girl who he met and befriended at church.
The victim's mother frequently checks her daughter's cell phone and social media account. The woman then contacted deputies.
Thomas has a March 12th court date and was given a $5,000 bond.