November 22, 2015 |
Montgomery County officials are investigating how inappropriate photos of high school students were placed on a file-sharing website. Police this week were called to investigate a Dropbox account with photos and video clips of minors who attend Plymouth Whitemarsh High School or live in surrounding communities. "The preliminary investigation revealed a Dropbox account that included pictures of a number of current and graduated students," Colonial School District Superintendent MaryEllen Gorodetzer said in a statement.
November 14, 2015 |
The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District is among the elite of the region, but Chester County officials say it has at least one thing in common with every district in the county - and others across the country: students barely in their teens sexting. A fourth T/E student has been charged with distributing sexually explicit images, District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday, in a case that continues to roil the district's middle and high schools, which are among the top-ranked in the state academically.
November 8, 2015 |
More than 2,000 middle school students in the Tredyffrin/Easttown district will get new training in safe communication and Internet use in the coming weeks after three students were charged with distributing sexually explicit images and harassing classmates, the superintendent said. In a letter to parents, Superintendent Richard Gusick said he knew many were disappointed to hear about the still-unfolding sexting scandal. "I firmly believe that all children should be educated to act respectfully online and face to face," Gusick said in his letter, emailed to parents Thursday and posted on the district's website.
November 5, 2015 |
Three Tredyffrin/Easttown district students face charges of distributing or offering to share sexually explicit images - including photos of their middle-school classmates - after an investigation that police say could expand to implicate more children. The students, ages 11 to 15, were not identified. They face juvenile charges as well as disciplinary action by the district, routinely ranked among the state's best public school systems. Victims and participants told investigators that images of child erotica, nudity, child pornography, and pornography had been created, sent, stored, and viewed by students at their homes and in school over the last six months, Tredyffrin Township police said.
April 8, 2015 |
Amber hearts Johnny OK, so we don't know whether any of this is true or not, but reports are making us blush about this here Amber Heard and that dude she just married, Johnny Depp. He's way over there filming the 1,197th Pirates of the Caribbean thing, and she's way over there, filming The Danish Girl . OK, they just got married, they're far away, so whatcha do? Between scenes, you scurry to your trailer and get to sexting your new mate! Sext, sext, sext, until the phone (or the recipient)
December 21, 2013 |
TRENTON A bill that would exempt New Jersey teenagers caught sexting with their peers from registering as sex offenders stalled in the Assembly on Thursday. The measure was scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly but hit a last-minute snag, said Wayne P. D'Angelo (D., Mercer), one of its sponsors. "It was a done deal," D'Angelo said, adding that he was "highly disappointed" by the setback, which stemmed from a provision that would impose a $30 monthly fee on sex offenders to pay for increased oversight by parole officers.
July 27, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he'd traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects. Facing a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued campaigning, the married Democrat also said he supposed he'd had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; he'd previously capped that number at six. Weiner, the congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been near the top of most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when the gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012.
July 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal yesterday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-to-side with his wife to say that he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner, a/k/a "Carlos Danger" (more on that in a minute), said at an evening news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted X-rated text messages and a crotch photo that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman.
April 26, 2013 |
If you haven't had a good reason to talk with your children, your siblings or your parents about the dangers of taking naked self-portraits, perhaps this will drive the point home. Federal authorities announced last week that 14 young women had been blackmailed by a former congressional intern. Adam Savader, 21, from Great Neck, N.Y., allegedly targeted college students, many of them former high school classmates, from May 2012 through February 2013. According to an FBI affidavit, Savader hacked into private Internet accounts trolling for nude pictures usually only meant for the women's boyfriends.
October 24, 2012
As long as there's a cellphone in practically every teenager's hand, it's inevitable that young people's practice of texting sexually explicit images will continue to pose a troubling problem for police, prosecutors, school officials, and parents. With the so-called sexting trend already years old, it's at least a hopeful sign that so many state officials are trying to come to grips with outdated laws on child pornography. Harsh antiporn laws - accompanied by imprisonment and lifelong assignment to sex-offender registries - clearly are ill-suited to dealing with actions that stem more from youthful excess and normal sexual experimentation rather than any criminal intent.