Northeast Iowa Teens Charged In Sexting Investigations
Seven Fayette County teenagers from three schools have been connected with a series of crimes involving drugs and sexting.
In a press release, sheriff's officials said three North Fayette Valley High School students were arrested. A 16-year-old boy was accused of third-degree harassment after allegedly possessing and forwarding inappropriate photos of a minor. A 15-year-old girl was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. A 16-year-old female student was charged with sexually exploiting a minor, as well as possession and delivery of a controlled substance.
A 13-year-old male at North Fayette Middle School has been charged with invasion of privacy after taking a photograph of a student in the restroom without their consent.
At Starmont High School, three students were charged. A 15-year-old male was charged with invasion of privacy for taking an inappropriate photograph of a student without their knowledge and third-degree harassment. Another 15-year-old male was charged with third-degree harassment. A 15-year-old female student faces charges of invasion of privacy and third-degree harassment.
Sheriff's officials are still investigating and they indicated more charges could still be filed.
Law enforcement reminds parents and guardians to monitor their children’s electronic devices, and be aware of what kind of content they have on their phones.