Using Facebook sends man to prison

Barred from websites because child-sex convictions
Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

A former Lenoir man who twice had been convicted of sex offenses with children is back in prison for starting a Facebook account, which as a sex offender he was not allowed to do.

Bryan Adrian White, 21, of Hickory three times filed verification forms with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office between Febrary and August 2013 that stated he did not have any "online identifiers," meaning no online accounts bearing his name, according to the district attorney's office. However, an investigation revealed White had used an email address and set up a Facebook account.

White was convicted in March of indecent liberties with a child. In that case White was accused of having sex on Oct. 11, 2012, when he was 19, with a 14-year-old girl, Lenoir police said.

White also was convicted of indecent liberties in August 2009 in Cabarrus County, where at age 16 he was accused of molesting a boy he knew on March 29, 2009, in the restroom of a restaurant in Concord.

White pleaded guilty Monday in Caldwell Superior Court to felony falsification of verification notice as a convicted sex offender. He was sentenced to 17 to 30 months in prison.