In that tragic situation, the year-old girl took her life after an ex-boyfriend circulated nude pictures of her to a large number of their high school peers. What is interesting is that Jessie contacted the media after the incident about the harassment, but nothing substantive was done in response by any authority figures. Two months later, she committed suicide after suffering scholastically and relationally on account of the humiliation and abuse she received from classmates. Eight months later, we are seeing more cases of law enforcement and district attorneys coming down hard with child pornography convictions on youth or young adult males who circulate pictures of their underage girlfriends or ex-girlfriends , and some would argue these convictions are overkill, outside of the original intentions of legislators who formulated the laws, and a double standard that unfairly punishes minors for what adults sometimes do with impunity.
Her teen committed suicide over ‘sexting’
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Six people were charged in connection to her death. Austin Renaud is facing the single charge of statutory rape, while five others face charges including criminal harassment and violation of civil rights resulting in bodily injury, according to the The Springfield, Mass. Republican newspaper. In this Jan. Since Prince's death, Massachusetts has enacted law that requires every school employee to report incidents of suspected bullying and requires that principals investigate each case. The bill also mandates anti-bullying training for faculty and students, and requires that parents be informed of incidents at school, among other conditions.
Jessica Logan: Family of girl who committed suicide over naked pictures get $154,000 from school
Jessica Logan was an year-old high school senior who sent nude photos of herself to her boyfriend. After the couple broke up the boyfriend sent the photo that was meant for his eyes only to hundreds of other teenagers via group chats. The photo sharing led to name calling and taunts at school.
The parents of Jessica Logan, a teen who committed suicide a month after graduating from high-school, are suing their daughter's ex-boyfriend, who circulated among his friends a nude photo of Jessica that she had "sexted" sent via text message to him while they were dating. Jessica's parents are also suing the school she attended, Sycamore High,for negligence, as well as several of the teens to whom Jessica's boyfriend showed the picture, for "severe" emotional harassment. The suit was filed in Ohio by Cynthia and Albert Logan who say that the students' "degrading sexual insults" caused their year-old daughter Jessica, their only child, severe emotional distress, which led her to kill herself in July , a month after graduating from high school.