What to Know
- The 17-year-old's mother pressed charges after learning of the couple's relationship.
- Among the crimes, Hall stands accused of 83 counts of possessing child pornography.
- The age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16.
Sexual conversations and video over text messages between a Pennsylvania college student and her boyfriend have landed him behind bars facing up to 170 years in prison after the girl's mother protested their relationship.
Antoine Hall, 26, of Philadelphia's Wissinoming section, carried on a sexual relationship with his 17-year-old girlfriend for at least four months this year, Radnor Police said. She is a college student at Eastern University, a Christian school in Wayne.
When the girl's mother learned about their relationship, she took the teen to Radnor Police to report the sexual contact -- despite both saying the relationship was consensual.
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Police said the sex was legal because the girl was more than 16 years old.
But Hall allegedly broke the state's sexting and child pornography laws when the couple sexted dozens of times and took and exchanged sexually explicit photos and video, police said.
The teen told police Hall refused to delete a sex tape they recorded when asked, according to investigators.
Hall has been charged with four counts of producing child pornography, four counts of corruption of a minor and 83 counts of both possessing child pornography and criminal use of a computer or phone.
Hall is being held in the Delaware County Prison on $50,000 bail. There was no answer at his Philadelphia home and an attorney was not listed on court documents.
If convicted, Hall would have to register as a sex offender for 10 years under Megan's Law.