Sex dating in tunkhannock pennsylvania
George Skumanick Jr., a district attorney from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, took a novel approach when 20 students from Tunkhannock High School were caught allegedly sexting.
He gave them a choice: probation and re-education classes or be charged with sexual abuse of a minor.
"I wasn't trying to be sexual," she says, "I was having fun with my friends at a sleepover, taking pictures, dancing to music." The picture recently surfaced on a student's cell phone and Marissa's mom, Mary Jo Miller, was contacted by Skumanick.
"He told me that he had a full nude photo of my daughter," says Mary Jo Miller, who calls the picture innocent.
Though teens may think it's funny and a way to flirt or even seek revenge after a breakup, there can be dangerous consequences. "I heard my wife scream, I ran up to Jessie's room, but it was too late." No charges had been filed against Jessica's 19-year-old boyfriend, who disseminated the photo, nor had the school taken any action, Logan says.
Last year, Jessica Logan, a Cincinnati, Ohio, teen, hanged herself after her nude photo, meant for her boyfriend, was sent to teenagers at several high schools. He says he and his wife want to warn parents and students of the dangers of sexting.
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"We believe she was the victim and that she did nothing wrong," says Miller.
He's been kicked out of college, he cannot travel out of the county without making prior arrangements with his probation officer, he has lost many friends and is having trouble finding a job because of his status as a convicted felon.
He says he feels terrible about sending the photo of his ex-girlfriend, especially since they were once so close.
It is surprising to us as parents, but for teens it's part of their culture." In many states, like Florida, if a person is convicted of a crime against children, it automatically triggers registration to the sex offender registry.
Thirty-eight states include juvenile sex offenders in their sex offender registries. Most states allow public access to sex offender registries via the Internet and anyone with a computer can locate registered sex offenders in their neighborhoods.