Cops no longer desire photo of teenager's erection

It turns out that the 17-year-old Virginia boy suspected of participating in a "mutual and consensual exchange of nude photos between two teenagers" won't have to be injected with drugs to induce a medical erection so that Manassas City Police could photograph his penis and compare it to the erect penis photo in the text message.

The judge let him go with a stiff warning and a year's probation.

Cops No Longer Want Photos of Teen's Erection, Warn Kid to Stay Out of Trouble

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  1. "The judge let him go with a stiff warning…"

    You just couldn't resist, could you.

  2. Who said anything about them no longer desiring it?

  3. Still, this was thing. A thing (some) adult humans in a position of authority actually considered as a good idea.
    WTF America? Seriously. We have some deeply screwed up ideas on how to protect teens from the scourge of being a teen.

  4. In all seriousness, I find the resolution offerred in the article extremely disturbing for a number of reasons:

    Readers will recall that prosecutors had obtained a warrant to take the teen to a medical facility, inject him with drugs that would give him an erection, and then photograph his penis. The intrusive demands raised—ahem—eyebrows, and eventually the Manassas City Police backed off.

    I knew they were seeking such an order, I can't fucking believe it was granted, and even more brainmeltingly, was only stopped from being carried out because people found out about it.

    According to The Washington Post, the teen was given a year's probation last week. If he stays out of trouble for that amount of time, the charges may be dropped:

    But... why is he on probation without a trial? Or else, how can the charges be dropped if he has been found guilty? How the fuck does that work?

    The teen defendant said: “I don’t know how to feel about it yet. It hasn’t sunk in. . . . I feel good about the sentence, but then again, I feel bad because we didn’t need to get involved in all this. . . . They just blew it all out of proportion.”

    Nice to know there was one person in this hideous, sordid tale that was able to keep things in perspective.

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