UNC assistant professor facing child sexual exploitation charges

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Kuo Hsiung Yang (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research assistant professor is facing felony child sexual exploitation charges.

Kuo Hsiung Yang, 33, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He is currently being held in the Orange County jail under a $500,000 bond.

Details surrounding the case have not been released. The FBI is also investigating.

ABC11 contacted the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District. A spokesperson said there are no federal charges at this time, but Yang's arrest is part of a federal investigation.

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