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Marion couple faces charges for sexual exploitation

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MARION (KWWL) -

A Marion couple faces charges for sexual exploitation offenses.

Michael Darling, age 20, and Jennifer Darling, age 27, were charged with sexual exploitation of a child, enticement of a minor and receipt of child pornography. The indictment was filed on April 23, 2015.

The Darlings are accused of persuading and enticing a minor female to participate in sexual activity. That alleged activity took place between January 2015 and March 2015.

Court records also say the couple received child pornography.

In addition, a juvenile court found Michael Darling delinquent for sexual abuse in the second degree in 2007.

If convicted on all charges, Michael Darling faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years' imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, a $300 special assessment and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

If convicted on all charges, Jennifer Darling faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, a $300 special assessment and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

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