Authorities: Sex offender flew drone with camera over North Carolina fair

(FILE) A drone is shown in this 2009 photo. (Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a registered sex offender accused of flying a drone with a camera attached over the State Fair.

Local media outlets report 38-year-old Matthew Allen Kenning of Raleigh faces multiple charges, including a misdemeanor violation of regulations of unmanned aircraft systems. Kenning is listed as a sex offender in North Carolina for a crime that occurred in Indiana in 1999.

It's not known why Kenning was flying the drone over the fair, but the sheriff's office said the drone had a camera attached. Deputies were trying to get a search warrant on Thursday to examine the camera.

Deputies arrested another registered sex offender at the fair on Tuesday. Officials say he posed as an inspector to access an area reserved for children's rides.
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