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 communication.
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, including juveniles.
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.