Crime & Courts

Facebook account leads to prison term for Hickory man

A decision to start a Facebook page will cost a Hickory man prison time, according to prosecutors in Caldwell County.

Bryan Adrian White Jr., 21, was convicted this week of falsification of verification notice as a convicted sex offender, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to between 17 and 30 months in prison, authorities said.

According to prosecutors, White filed false information on three verification forms submitted to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office between February and August 2013, saying he did not have any online identifiers. In fact, prosecutors said, White had used an email address to set up a Facebook account.

White was convicted in August 2009 in Cabarrus County of indecent liberties with a child, authorities said, and was required to register with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.