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Sexting 14-Year-Old Accused Of Child Porn

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This Lacey police have arrested a middle school boy in connection with a child pornography investigation after he allegedly sent naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend to other students.

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The 14-year-old boy is a student at Chinook Middle School. Police said he received a cell phone picture from his 14-year-old girlfriend showing her naked. When the boy and girl broke up, the boy allegedly started forwarding the image to other students Monday night.

Toni is the victim's mother and said her daughter is devastated and regrets sending the photo.

"She did something out of trust. I suppose wanting to be accepted, loved. It was a mistake," Toni said.

Lacey police told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that the naked image of the girl has now been sent to dozens of students in at least three different schools.

'They did this with intention to harm her, the people who spread this picture," Toni said.

Two teenage girls could also face child pornography charges for allegedly playing a role in spreading the naked photo to other students.

A Thurston County prosecutor said the teens could all face charges of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

No final decision on charges has yet been reached, but a judge on Wednesday found probable cause exists to move forward with the case against the 14-year-old boy and one of the girls. The children have been released to their parents pending a final decision on criminal charges.

The victim's mother said she hopes this incident is a lesson for all teenagers and their parents.

"I think they need to realize a lot of what they are doing, a lot of what they are doing, can do permanent damage to somebody," she said.

A letter went home to parents in the North Thurston School District about the incident.

If charged and convicted of the class C felony, the teens would face a sentence of up to 30 days in detention. They would also have to register as sex offenders.

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just sayin January 29, 2010, 9:41 AM

Why wasn’t the 14yr old girl charged with producing child porn? Even though I think this is so stupid for our teenagers to be doing, I think it’s even worst for a teenagers life to be ruined by having to be labeled as a sex offender. I think if charges are brought against the person who recieves the pictures, then the charges should also be brought against those to make and send the pictures. I have no sympathy for that girl picture being passed around because that’s the risk you take ever time you do something stupid like that. Doesn’t everyone know by now that everything ends up on the internet?

jen January 29, 2010, 10:37 AM

I agree with just sayin….there is a lesson to be learned and the girl learned it maybe now she’ll think twice about giving herself up so easily…. not to say the other kids weren’t wrong. But you can’t label kids sex offenders when they are all the same age and this is simply a case of lets humiliate her! Get real!

signofreality January 31, 2010, 9:11 PM

Come on, parents need to pay more attention to their children’s lives. Reproducing for the fun of it is a teen issue not an adult issue. Oh, wait. Are these descendants of teen parents, why then it makes sense. But to make a 14 year old a sex offender in his own peer group, that is ridiculous. Child porn is supposed to be between and adult and a child. God love that relationship, it is supposed to get weirdos in trouble, not teens!

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