A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a sexually explicit image of a Lafayette minor, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s Office announced on Friday.
Eric Teague, 47, of Granite Falls, pleaded guilty to contacting a Lafayette-area minor through social media and receiving a sexually explicit image from the minor in January 2015, according to a news release.
Teague pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to one count of possession of child pornography and will be sentenced Sept. 21.
Teague faces up to 10 years in prison, five years to life of supervised released and a $250,000 fine, and he’s also required to register as a sex offender.
Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.