Cuero teen arrested for sexting

Sonny Long

Dec. 6, 2011 at 6:06 a.m.

A 15-year-old Cuero boy is facing charges of possession of and promoting child pornography after sexting nude videos of himself to a female classmate.

The teen was arrested on the high school campus Tuesday morning, according to a Cuero Police Department report.

The nude videos were one of 46 messages the girl, 14, said she received from the teen since Nov. 24, she told police according to the report.

The girl also told police the messages began with "Hey (her name), I have an offer for you." Police found the messages and photos on the girl's phone before the arrest.

According to the girl, the boy sent her messages offering her $5 a week if she would send him nude photos of herself. The girl said she texted the boy, telling him to leave her alone.

Then after she refused to send the boy nude photos, the boy, according to the girl, said he would send her photos of him in the nude if the girl refused.

The girl said the boy then sent her two video texts of himself naked with close ups of his genitalia, according to the police report.

The report also said the girl contacted her mother about the photos on Nov. 29 and the girl's mother sent a message to the boy to leave her daughter alone.

The boy was taken to the Victoria Juvenile Detention Center after his arrest.

Principal Mike Cavanaugh said district policy does not allow him to discuss confidential student disciplinary matters.

Cavanaugh did explain campus policy on cell phone use that allows students to have their phones on campus.

"All phones must be in the off position except for the time before school, during lunch and after school," Cavanaugh said. "Additionally, teachers may authorize the use of smart phones in the classroom to meet specific educational objectives."



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