Storm Lake man, 3 teens face charges for nude photos

2012-04-11T10:35:00Z Storm Lake man, 3 teens face charges for nude photos Mason City Globe Gazette
April 11, 2012 10:35 am

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say three teenage girls have been charged with sending nude pictures of themselves to an Iowa man who's been charged for possessing the photos.

The girls are ages 16 and 17 and have been charged as adults with felony exploitation of a minor. Online court records say 19-year-old Alex Case is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.

Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville says that under Iowa law, it's a felony to send such images and a misdemeanor to possess them. Launderville says that makes the girls both victims and defendants.

He says he doesn't know how Case became acquainted with the girls.

A public phone listing for Case could not be found. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.

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  1. dol
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    dol - April 11, 2012 1:59 pm
    How dumb. They were adults when they sent the photos to the 19 year old guy. But, when they took the photos they were minors? You can't have it both ways. Our law makers need to fix this craziness. The same 19 year old guy could legally have sex with these girls but having the naked photos that they themselves sent is wrong? Why is logic so often taken out of the legal system? Quit wasting the courts time on these status offense "crimes".
  2. thumper1
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    thumper1 - April 11, 2012 1:28 pm
    So let me get this straight. In order to get someone arrested, just have a minor send them a nude picture.

    Sounds pretty easy to me, who don't I like today?
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