Police Abuse

Update: Virginia Cops Abandon Plan to Coercively Photograph Nude Teen's Erection

With any hope, perhaps coverage of this madness will embarrass the authorities into dropping the case entirely.

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Virginia cops have agreed not to take any more pictures of a 17-year-old boy's penis. They decided not to follow through on their initial plan, which was to detain the teen, take him to the hospital, inject him with drugs that would give him an erection, photograph his privates, and use special software to compare this penis picture with other penis pictures obtained by authorities.

The bizarre and disgusting approach—for which the Manassas City Police Department obtained a warrant—is part of a child pornography investigation. The presumed pornographers are not the cops snapping pictures of a teen's genitals, but rather the teen himself, who allegedly exchanged nude texts with his 15-year-old girlfriend. Both were underage, though the girlfriend has not been charged.

Thankfully, media fury has caused the cops to reevaluate their strategy for prosecuting this case, according to the Associated Press:

Police in Virginia said Thursday that they no longer will pursue efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old in an effort to prove a sexting case against him.

Police and prosecutors faced a wave of criticism following media reports that they had obtained a warrant to take photos of the teen's erect penis. Police wanted the pictures to compare against photos he is accused of sending to his 15-year-old girlfriend at the time.

On Thursday, Manassas Police Lt. Brian Larkin said the Police Department will not proceed with the plan to take the pictures and will let a search warrant authorizing the photos to expire.

Privacy advocates had criticized the plan as a violation of the teen's constitutional rights.

The teen's aunt, who serves as his legal guardian, said she had not heard of the police department's reversal until contacted by an Associated Press reporter Thursday afternoon. She said she would be ecstatic if police follow through on their statement that they will no longer pursue the photos. But she said she won't be fully satisfied until the case against her nephew is dropped entirely.

The teen is charged in juvenile court with felony counts of possession and manufacture of child pornography. The aunt maintains that the charges are overblown and said the plan to pursue photos of her nephew in an aroused state came about only after she and her nephew refused to accept a plea bargain that had been offered.

With any hope, perhaps coverage of this madness will embarrass the authorities into dropping the case entirely.

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  1. If you removed the context and just told me that someone planned to:

    detain [a] teen, take him to the hospital, inject him with drugs that would give him an erection, photograph his privates, and use special software to compare this penis picture with other penis pictures

    I would think that would be the plan of ephebophilic mass-murdering pervert and not the plan of those ostensibly given the job of stopping ephebophilic mass-murdering perverts.

    1. I would guess that a credible conspiracy to commit such an act is a felony. Otherwise, the “To catch a predator” stings would never result in criminal charges.

    2. ephebophilia – a new word for the day

      Thanks HM, you never cease to amaze me.

  2. for which the Manassas City Police Department obtained a warrant

    Of all the incredibly stupid and vile aspects of this retarded story, this is probably the worst.

    Somewhere there is a judge who is like “you want to forcibly induce a boner in a high school kid and then take a picture of that boner to enter into evidence? Sounds legit.”

    This is why the people who think that moar oversight and moar transparency are useful bulwarks against tyranny are not to be taken seriously.

    1. Good point. Where is the warrant? The judge is on record.

    2. Even the principal in Porky’s laughed at the idea of a lineup for dicks

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75yAH9hWrZ0

      1. A friend once explained why women love The Bridges of Madison County:

        “It’s their Porky’s”

    3. This. Some fuckstick in a robe signed off for this. Justice Thomas wanted to root around in a little girl’s underwear for a fucking advil. Maybe you have to be a pedophile to be a judge nowadays.

  3. Officer Fucktard must be so sad.

    1. I’m sure he will drown his sorrows with a little rough trade at a city park.

      1. I was hoping he’d go for something heavier, like a bottle of everclear and an ounce of heroin.

  4. My neighbor’s kids are always outside playing basketball in the driveway. They yell and scream and generally behave like children–very loud children–so I’ve thought about buying them a PS4 to encourage them to spend more time inside and out of my earshot.

    Someone needs to buy the Manassas City Police Department several PS4s.

  5. Is it really illegal for a kid to take a picture of his own dong? If that’s so, it’s frankly just incredible.

    1. Its illegal for anyone to transmit an undarage sex organ picture via electronic means.

    2. Given the number of times that I and my friends “borrowed” someone’s film camera to take a pictures of our junk while I was a teenager, I suppose I should be locked up forever.

      1. Agreed, although not sure what the pics have to do with that.

        1. You… you….. you’re just a meanie

  6. The Battle of Third Manassas!

    Mandickas!

    1. Bull cock run?

  7. Say Cheese Smegma?

    1. You know what the female version of smegma is called?

      Vulveeta.

      TIWTAAFL

      1. You are going to hell.

        *wipes afternoon coffee from monitor*

    2. The alt-text is a winner but you had to go and make it seem bad.

  8. “Photos or it didn’t happen.”

  9. Were they going to do a photo lineup to make sure someone could pick out the correct underage boner?

      1. You broke youtube with that one

        1. Sadly, no.

  10. Who the hell is the judge who issued the warrant? That is the bigger story. That clown should be removed from the bench, immediately. This case is such obvious b.s. a 17 and 15 year old is going to lead to forced injections and erection sniffing? If the young woman wouldn’t simply testify then maybe there should be no prosecution in the first place? Grotesque.

  11. “They decided not to follow through on their initial plan, which was to detain the teen, take him to the hospital, inject him with drugs that would give him an erection, photograph his privates, and use special software to compare this penis picture with other penis pictures obtained by authorities.”

    Never mind the rest of it, there’s gotta be a 5th Amendment violation in that steaming pile somewhere.

    I’d understand if they wanted to take a picture of a tattoo or something–but what they’re talking about doing is like injecting someone with sodium pentothal and questioning them under oath.

    They’re forcing him to be a witness against himself in a criminal case.

    I appreciate that everyone gets excited about a little kid being abused by overzealous police, but it should be wrong if they do this to adults, too.

    If you can inject people with stuff against their will to make them testify against themselves with a simple warrant, is there anything a simple warrant can’t do?

    1. Ken, this is *America*! Where the police can detain you by the side of the road and the officer can (himself – he’s had *some training*) forcibly draw your blood by the dashboard light.

  12. inject him with drugs that would give him an erection

    This is the Really Dumb Part. He’s a 17-year-old male. They haven’t figured out they can show him a picture of any fully-clothed reasonably hot woman, and have instant boner?

    1. Even at my horniest, I doubt I could have mantained an erection while a bunch of perv cops tried to take pictures.

  13. But she said she won’t be fully satisfied until the case against her nephew is dropped entirely.

    I understand wanting to just get the matter resolved and get on with life, but I’d really like to see her use this small window of publicity-opportunity to go after the judge that signed off on the warrant.

    1. The judge either rubber stamped the warrant without reading it or is a badge-licker him/herself. (Or both)

      Considering the legal costs they have (probably) already incurred to date, I don’t think it fair to ask the kid and his family to rack up many thousands more in legal costs and years more headaches for what would probably be a futile attempt to get the judge taken off the bench.

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