She is only fourteen, a good student and an athlete. Yet on this particular April morning, she found herself in the defendant’s chair in a Greene County Juvenile Courtroom for texting a sexually explicit photo of herself to a boyfriend.
“He kept asking me to send a picture to him and so finally, I did,” said the teen, whose identity we are protecting.
The photo was sent to someone else who posted it to Instagram. Suddenly, she was called into the principal’s office where police officers were waiting.
“Having to sit there and be told my right. It was pretty hard,” she said. “I didn’t think it could go into court or have this effect to it.”
Her mother also admits, that she didn’t understand the consequences. Read more…