Police abandon plans to photograph teen’s penis in VA sexting case
MANASSAS CITY, VA – Sexting is a 21st Century problem that’s not going away anytime soon.
But one Virginia police department’s plan to bust a teen boy for sending a penis pic nearly took a perverted turn of its own.
Manassas police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with manufacturing and distributing child pornography, after he allegedly sent a naughty video to his 15-year-old girlfriend in January.
The video does not show the boy’s face, so in order for police to prove their case, they need to collect some, ahem, ‘evidence.’
Yeah. That kind.
So, they obtained a search warrant to take pictures of the boy’s penis, in hopes they could compare it to the video.
That’s not even the craziest part.
The teen’s lawyer says officials threatened to medically induce an erection…with an injection!
In other words, police want to create more child pornography in order to crack down on child pornography.
When word got out, critics went nuts, so police decided not to go ahead with their controversial penis plan.
The teen and his peen are safe from police’s prying eyes but, if convicted of felony charges, he could be listed as a sex offender for life.
A pretty stiff penalty…but then again, police don’t normally go soft on this kind of crime.