Officials arrested Samantha Amber Shearin
, 23, of Hubert, and Robert Shawn Burkhart, 25, of Jacksonville.
From October 1, 2008, until June 25, 2009, Burkhart and Shearin met on the social web site, FUBAR.com.
After one month of dating, Shearin learned that Burkhart was a registered sex offender in North Carolina.
As a registered sex offender, Burkhart, along Shearin, knowingly violated terms of his probation by creating and maintaining a personal web page on the commercial social networking website known as Face Book and My Space.
During the time Burkhart and Shearin dated each other, Burkhart was allowed to reside at her residence in Hubert, North Carolina.
On several occasions Burkhart was allowed overnight visitation by Shearin in which the 3-year old victim slept in the same bedroom. During these overnight visits, the defendants performed sexual acts in the nude and in the presence and view of the 3-year old victim.
During the time frame of October 1, 2008, to June 23, 2009, the 3-year old victim stated that during Burkhart's overnight visitations he had restrained and positioned her body exposing her nude buttocks to Burkhart's touch and indicated that he had "hurt her butt" referring to her vaginal and buttocks area.