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Photographer pleads guilty to 'sexting' with girl

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 05 2013 01:13:11 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 05 2013 01:16:41 PM MST
Dax Cody Kuehn
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Missoula portrait photographer has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor obscenity counts for exchanging sexual text messages and photos with a 17-year-old girl for months after he took her senior pictures.
    
33-year-old Dax Cody Kuehn entered his pleas Monday in Justice Court in Missoula County.
    
The girl told investigators that Kuehn started flirting with her when he shot her senior pictures in August 2012 and over the next several months they exchanged sexual text messages and, eventually, naked photos of each other.
    
Deputy County Attorney Jason Marks said the reason Kuehn wasn't charged with a felony was because no photos of the girl were found on his phones.
    
Marks said he will seek a probationary sentence when Kuehn is sentenced on Dec. 10.
    
Kuehn declined comment.