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Bethany, Oklahoma, police are investigating several teens for child pornography after a school resource officer found nude images on their phones. The students, three girls and two boys aged 14 and 15, reportedly admitted exchanging nude photos with one another.

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  1. So, why was this retard, I mean resource officer going through their phones? And how long did he look at the pics before telling anyone? I’ll bet he made copies for ‘evidence’.

    1. Don’t touch that dial!

    2. And what kind of parents don’t teach their kids to not give a ‘resource officer’ their unlock code without a warrant?

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  3. Search warrants for the five teenagers’ cell phones, three girls and two boys ages 14 and 15, sought stored information including texts, social media posts, videos and photographs, after a security officer observed each phone contained pictures of the juveniles in various stages of undress, including genitalia.

    Oh, I’m sure that search warrant was eagerly sought and readily signed.

    1. They’ll also need to take their own pictures of the nude teens in various poses for comparison. This is a clear case of sex trafficking.

  4. So AFTER they viewed the pictures on the phones, they got search warrants to… view the pictures on the phones?

    Fruit of the poison tree?

    CB

  5. Yeah this is so stupid.
    Doesn’t child pornography have to have an exploitation component to it? That the person sharing the indecent photos are exploiting the child by doing so?
    I’m finding it difficult to see where the exploitation factor is in this case, when the photos are voluntarily shared by the individuals involved, no matter how stupid or unwise it may be to do so.

    1. All that, AND: They are probably going to charge the teens as adults, for something that is only a crime for children.

    2. No, child pornography does not have to have an exploitative component, at least in law. It doesn’t even have to involve nudes of any actual children, photoshopped pics using nude adult bodies are enough. The laws involved are frequently sloppily written legislation passed because nobody dares oppose them.

      1. cause who’s in favor of kiddie porn?…not me that’s for damn sure!

      2. “at least in law. It doesn’t even have to involve nudes of any actual children, photoshopped pics using nude adult bodies are enough.”

        They don’t necessarily need to be nudes, but at least in US law it does have to involve photos/video of actual children.

        The US Supreme Court allowed a first amendment exception for child pornography due to the harm done to the children used to produce it.

        In the late 1990s the US Congress passed an act to ban “virtual” child porn, drawings, animations, and photos or video produced using young looking adult actors/models. However, that law was challenged and SCOTUS refused to extend the previously granted 1A exemption and overturned the law in 2001 or 2003.

  6. And that’s not to mention the privacy violations associated with taking people’s phones and searching them and then getting the warrant afterwards.

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  8. Will the SRO face charges? Or is he claiming qualified immunity over his hunt for nude pics on kids’ phones?

  9. Just for the record, all of those kids are old enough to demand life altering surgeries without parental consent. All they have to do is say they are evaluating gender reassignment, and just seeing what the options are – – – –

    1. sooo…they were just parts shopping?

  10. Just for the record, all of those kids are old enough to demand life altering surgeries without parental consent. All they have to do is say they are evaluating gender reassignment, and just seeing what the options are – – – –

    1. Looks like this is so important, it had to be repeated

      1. but their brains aren’t developed enough, so they can’t be sentenced as adults in the event of felony convictions…and the circle of stupid continues

  11. An image of a nude body should not be considered indecent.

    1. Too true –
      If you believe God made us, it is His creation.
      If you believe we just happened, and then evolved, it is the pinnacle of evolution.
      Either way, nothing to hide.

    2. Depends on the body amiright?

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