Pitt County teen charged with online child sex crimes

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a teenager and charged him with online sex crimes.

Earlier this month, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by the Tampa Police Department in Florida about an ongoing investigation into crimes against children.

That led to the arrest of 19-year-old Kevin Ramirez of Greenville.

Tampa police say they found evidence that Ramirez was engaging in online sexual activity with a 12-year-old, including sending and receiving nude images and other inappropriate activities.

Police say the victim is currently receiving counseling and is safe.

Ramirez is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of disseminating obscenity, and solicitation of a minor by computer.

Ramirez is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.