Charges dismissed in teen sexting case in North Carolina

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Charges have been dismissed against a North Carolina teenager who once faced child porn charges for taking nude photos of himself.

The father of 18-year-old Cormega Zyon Copening confirmed to The Associated Press that the charges were dismissed Thursday. The Fayetteville Observer first reported the development.

The newspaper also reported the case against Copening's former girlfriend was dismissed in February.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office arrested the teens in February 2015 on felony charges of making and possession of child pornography, saying nude pictures were found on their phones.

The charges were reduced to misdemeanors, which were dismissed after the teens completed probation terms.

The AP typically doesn't name underage crime suspects and hasn't identified the teen previously, but the 18-year-old's father, Robert Copening, consented to identifying his son Thursday.