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              FILE - A Jan. 3, 2011, file photo shows the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. More young people these days say they  FILE - A Jan. 3, 2011, file photo shows the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. More young people these days say they've had their Internet accounts hacked or spied on. Many also say they know who did it and don't seem too bothered. An Associated Press-MTV poll finds 3 in 10 teens and young adults have had people log on to their Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or other Internet accounts and either impersonate or spy on them. That's nearly double the level seen in 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)   

NC sex offender gets prison for Facebook request

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A convicted North Carolina sex offender is going back to jail after deputies say he sent a Facebookfriend request to one of his victims.

Investigators say 36-year-old Victor Gaston of Reidsville was sentenced to at least five and a half years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of using social media as a sex offender.

Deputies say Gaston sent the request July 4, despite having been ordered to have no contact with the victim. Officers said he had been using Facebook for about two weeks.

Gaston has been a registered sex offender since 2003. State prison records show he was released from prison in 2003 after serving nearly two years for taking indecent liberties with a child.