West suburban police announced Monday they will not file charges against children for sending sexually explicit images to other middle school students through their cell phones.
As Barrington police crack down on students caught sexting and two other suburban middle schools investigate their own sexting incidents, one psychiatry expert said authorities should not rely on criminal charges to punish youths who probably don’t know any better.
One of the boys began distributing the sexually explicit material on April 2 while the other sent out photos and videos on April 28 and March 30, a police spokeswoman said.
Investigators were looking into reports as many as two dozen or more Rotolo Middle School students, ages 11 to 14, took naked pictures of themselves.
Counselors were visiting a middle school in southwest suburban Homer Glen on Friday to talk to children about the dangers of sexting, as police investigated an incident involving sexually explicit images shared by 6th graders.
The investigation, which started Monday, involves multiple reports of sexting among sixth-grade students, according to a statement Principal Kristen Schroeder and Assistant Principal Candis Gasa sent to parents and posted to the school’s website Thursday.
Some students at a northwest suburban middle school could face criminal charges, after using their phones to share provocative photos of classmates, including some naked pictures.
The school confirms a small group of students have been taking inappropriate photos with their camera phones and sharing the pictures with each other.
One in five American adults who owns a cell phone says they have received a sexually explicit message from somebody they know, according to the latest research from Pew Research Center.
The Portage, Ind., middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to “sexting” with three students will go to trial in three months, despite his guilty plea to two counts of Class D felony child solicitation.
Bryan Tyman, 45, has admitted to sending sexually explicit photos of himself to students at Fegely Middle School in Portage, Ind.
Just months after going co-ed, a Catholic high school in the Bronzeville neighborhood has become the focus of a police investigation into sexually explicit photos students allegedly shared with each other.
A former middle school teacher changes his plea to guilty, hoping to receive six years probation for sexting with students.
A former middle school teacher in Northwest Indiana accused of sexting with students is expected to change his plea to guilty tomorrow – and that isn’t sitting well with at least one parent.
School officials disciplined the entire team over the incident, because players would not reveal who shared pictures of nude girls they had received from female classmates.
Jon Erik Lilly, 27, was arrested Wednesday, charged with possessing visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
A dozen students from a northwest Indiana high school have been suspended for three days, after sending partially nude pictures to each other.
A northwest Indiana middle school teacher was charged Monday with child solicitation after he allegedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a teen girl, according to prosecutors.
Six male students at New Trier High School have been charged in a case involving photos sent through e-mail and text messages.
A brief statement issued by the Winnetka police on Monday indicates that police are working with New Trier and that there is no other information available at this time.