She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a plunk sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option. She could not show her face in the seventh grade.
Castle Rock — Pictures of naked middle- school girls that classmates forwarded on their cellphones have triggered a criminal investigation. At least one of the digital pictures reached as far as California over the Internet, said Tony Lane, Castle Rock police chief. Police say the girls at Castle Rock Middle School took naked pictures of themselves on their cellphones and then sent them to their boyfriends. The boys then forwarded the pictures to their friends. Dozens of students at the school, which includes seventh and eighth grades, have already been implicated in the forwarding of the pictures, Lane said. Publishing nude pictures of minors on the Internet, either on pornographic sites or on sites such as MySpace or Facebook, is classified as sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 4 felony.
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Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. They broke up soon after. In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students had received her photo and forwarded it.
A New York City teacher was arrested and accused of sending naked photographs of himself to a teen girl who was a former student — and asking her to do the same, The New York Daily News reported. Michael Cognato, 35, who worked at Intermediate School 93 in Queens, allegedly began sending the girl naked pictures of himself over the summer, the News reported. During the summer, prosecutors allege, Cognato began sending indecent pictures and videos of himself to the girl and convinced her to send nude photos of herself. Education Department officials said Cognato began working as a teacher at IS 93 in , and has no disciplinary history. According to Brown, Cognato sent the girl at least 15 videos of himself masturbating between August and October, and that she sent a similar number of videos of herself to the teacher, the News reported.