Police have charged a 15-year-old boy from Rock Hill following allegations
two teens swapped nude pictures of each other.
The State reported the girl's father called police after a neighbor
informed him that his 15-year-old daughter left the house after she tied
together a string of bed sheets and escaped via the bedroom window, according
to a Rock Hill police report.
"Her parents had been disciplining her after they learned she possibly
had nude pictures of her boyfriend, also 15, on her phone. The father
gave police the phone, where they found three nude pictures of the boy
exposing himself," reported The State.
The girl was found at the boy's house, where they interviewed him along
with his mother. The boy initially denied sending nude pictures, but police
said he later confessed. He was taken into custody and charged with unlawful
The girl was not arrested, according to media reports. Police took her
into custody after "deeming her a flight risk" because she had
allegedly run away in the recent past, the report said. Police said she
allegedly sent lewd photographs to the boy, but the photographs did not
include a face.
She was not arrested, but police indicated they would take further action
if nude pictures of the girl that include her face surfaced.
At Masella Law Firm P.A. we are well aware of how a
juvenile conviction can taint the life of a young person at a vulnerable
and impressionable age. The lead attorney at our firm has a long background in criminal cases,
Assault and battery and shoplifting are among the most common juvenile
offenses but we are also aware this is an age when young people can experiment
with underage sex. The proliferation of smart phones means we may be seeing
more unlawful communication charges being brought against young people
in the future. Across the country the media has reported in an
upsurge of so-called "sexting" among teens.
The consequences of a juvenile conviction, which is referred to as an "adjudication
of delinquency" in South Carolina, can include a young person being
committed to a detention center with the possibility of a later transfer
to an adult correction center to complete a sentence. This can have devastating
consequences for a young person's future. Masella Law is dedicated
to upholding the rights of children. Call us at 803.748.9990.