Main Line Teens Will Be Charged for Sex Video: Sources

Sources say that up a handful of Radnor High School students will be charged after a sex video is shared from a stolen cell phone

By Rosemary Connors and Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 AM EDT
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NBC10 has learned criminal charges will be filed against several students at Radnor High School in connection with a sex tape on a stolen cell phone.

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NBC10 has learned criminal charges will be filed against several students at Radnor High School in connection with a sex tape on a stolen cell phone.

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Radnor Students Post Classmate Porn: Sources

At least three teenage boys from Radnor High School are at the center of a criminal investigation after sources tell NBC10 they posted a video of a 16-year old classmate having sex with another student that they allegedly got off a stolen cell phone. NBC10's Rosemary Connors has the exclusive details.
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Three Radnor High School students, accused of sending out a stolen cell phone sex video of a 16-year-old classmate, will be charged, sources told NBC10.

About a month ago, sources told NBC10 that Radnor Township Police were investigating if boys stole a cell phone and then sent out a sex video that was on that phone that included the underage girl involved in a sex act.

Sources in Radnor exclusively told NBC10’s Rosemary Connors (@RosemaryConnors) on Monday that they expected three high school boys to be charged.

Police wouldn’t comment on any pending charges instead referring all inquiries to the District Attorney.

“We are not able to comment on the case as it involves juveniles,” said Delaware County District Attorney’s Office public affairs officer Emily Harris.

According to sources, in addition to the three students who allegedly stole the phone, the boy and girl in the video will face some charges.
 
“By definition, teenagers don’t have much sense… have no idea that it is illegal and that it is called child pornography,” said Temple University Beasley School of Law Professor Edward Ohlbaum.
 
It’s unclear what the extent of the charges against the high school students will be, but Ohlbaum says a new amended Pennsylvania statute set to take effect soon lessens the penalties for this type of activity.
 
“So that if you are actually filming yourself doing a sex act it becomes a summary offense -- the least culpable type of offense in Pa.,” Ohlbaum said. “And if you happen to put it out, of somebody else doing something… then it is a misdemeanor of the first degree."

There is no word on when the charges will be filed.

 


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