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Police: UC student sent nude picture of himself to a 13-year-old girl

Benjamin Morrow (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Benjamin Morrow (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH (FOX19) -

A University of Cincinnati student is accused of sending a full frontal nude photo of himself over the campus Internet system to a 13-year-old girl in North Carolina.

Benjamin A. Morrow, 20, of Columbus, is held on $2,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail. He faces a misdemeanor charge of disseminating mater harmful to minors.

According to court records, Morrow sent the girl the photo through an app called KIK on Jan. 4.

A complaint was filed with the Chatham County Sheriff's Department in North Carolina, who forwarded it onto the UC police.

He told authorities he didn't know the girl was underage.

"I do not no (sic) what possessed me to send the photo," Morrow wrote in a sworn statement filed with Hamilton County Municipal Court. "I am a good hardworking kid who made a mistake in judgement (sic)."

UC police arrested him Tuesday afternoon. 

Morrow is scheduled to face a judge at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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