UPDATE: Students referred for charges in sexting case

UPDATED Tuesday, March 18, 2014 --- 9:44 a.m.

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) -- Four boys and six girls have been referred to prosecutors for possible juvenile charges in a Fox Valley sexting case.

Officials say the female students, ages 15 to 16, at Menasha High School were pressured to send nude and semi-nude photos of themselves to other students. Those pictures were posted on a photo-sharing website without the girls' knowledge. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/PLPc87 ) reports the girls could face charges of disorderly conduct. The boys, ages 14 to 15, could be charged with possessing child pornography.

Authorities say the investigation focused on Menasha High School, but some of the students involved are from other schools.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


Posted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 --- 10:08 a.m.

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) -- Menasha police say about a dozen students are under investigation after some nude and semi-nude photos of classmates wound up on the Internet.

Police say the teens involved are between 14 and 16 years old and most attend Menasha High School, although some from other districts might be involved.

Officer Aaron Zemlock tells WLUK-TV the photos of about six female students were posted on a password-protected website without their consent -- and that the password was circulated among students.

Authorities say the teens who posted the photos online could face criminal charges. Zemlock says because it involves minor girls, child pornography becomes part of the equation.

School district officials say they are cooperating with police, but won't release further information to avoid compromising the investigation.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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