Police want to take photo of ‘sexting’ teen’s erect penis to prove he sent messages

The unnamed 17-year-old boy has been arrested for possession and manufacture of “child pornography”, which could lead to imprisonment until he is 21 and life on the sex offenders register. However, the images in question were explicit photographs taken by his 15-year-old girlfriend and sent to him, and an explicit video of himself that he sent back.

The boy was arrested in January after a tip off by the mother of his girlfriend, who has not been charged.

Whilst in custody, police forced him to disrobe and took pictures of his genitalia, as his aunt described to NBC Washington: