Thursday, March 30, 2006

This is insane

Teen Faces Child Porn Charges For Posting Pics Of Friends

ALLEGAN, Mich. -- A Michigan high school student faces child pornography charges over an Internet party prank.

Prosecutors charge Ryan Zylstra, 17, posted a picture of two teens having sex on his blog. The photo was taken at a New Year's Eve party at Zylstra's home.

Authorities said the boy in the picture is 17, while the girl is 16. According to prosecutors, the age of the girl makes the sexually explicit picture child pornography under the law.

Zylstra now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charges, which are felonies.

Tuesday, Zylstra was in court and waived a preliminary hearing. The decision means his case will be bound over for trial in Allegan County Circuit Court.

No trial date has been set.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to articles on Google News, she was so upset about the posted picture that she tried to commit suicide...

6:30 PM  
Blogger Bill Millan said...

I feel sorry for the girl. But this is, by no stretch of the imagination, a "sex crime." Using the fact that she is 16 to put him on trial is outrageous.

6:36 PM  

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