CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A Rock Hill man is now a convicted sex offender and has been sentenced to a minimum of 48 years in prison for engaging in sexual acts with a girl he met on Facebook.

Michael Brian Wise, 44, of Rock Hill, was convicted Thursday of one count of statutory rape and two counts of statutory sex offense stemming from an incident in Cornelius in August 2012.

Wise drove to a park in Cornelius to meet the 14-year-old girl that he met through Facebook. From the park, Wise and the girl went to a nearby parking lot and engaged in sexual acts.

When Wise drove the girl back to the park, Cornelius Police spotted the vehicle and approached it to inquire why it was in the park after hours.

Cornelius Police say Wise confessed to sex acts with the juvenile at that time.

Wise was found guilty Thursday on all counts against him, sentenced to three, consecutive sentences of 192 to 291 months, or a minimum of 48 years in prison.

When Wise is released from prison, he will be required to register as a sex offender.

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