An Elizabethtown man was recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court for sharing nude photos of an underage girl while he was a student at Lancaster Catholic High School.
Police charged Joseph E. Barone with requesting and sharing nude photos of others students, along with a lewd photo of himself, earlier this year.
Barone paid other individuals to provide him nude photos; he then shared those with other acquaintances for a fee.
Barone, now 19, pleaded guilty in November to felony counts of possessing child pornography and criminal use of a cellphone, and a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors.
Police identified one female victim, who was a 16-year-old student.
County Judge Joseph Madenspacher recently ordered Barone serve 3 years of probation and register his whereabouts with police, under Megan’s Law, for the next 15 years.
Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart prosecuted the case.
A count of disseminating child pornography was dropped, in exchange for Barone’s plea to the other charges.
Manheim Township police Detective Sarah Goss filed charges in March.
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