A man suspected of murdering year-old Bianca Devins alerted police to the killing by posting photographs of her dead body on multiple social media platforms, police said. Now, Instagram is facing criticism from social media users for allegedly failing to swiftly remove the gruesome images. Instagram users took matters into their own hands by posting photos of pink clouds in Devins' honor to drown out the images of her untimely death, technology and business magazine Fast Company reported. Police in Utica, New York, say that year-old Brandon Clark -- who Devins met on Instagram two months ago -- killed her with a knife in the early hours on Sunday, and then posted photos of Devins' corpse onto Instagram, Snapchat and gaming site Discord. The Utica Police Department confirmed the authenticity of the images in a press release. When social media users reported the images, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, sent a reply saying that the images had been reviewed, and they did not violate its community guidelines.
By Ave Mince-Didier. Sexting is the taking and sharing of nude or sexually explicit photos by computer or cell phone. While some states have enacted laws to deal specifically with teen sexting, North Carolina has not. In many states, including North Carolina, when sexting involves images of children under the age of 18, it violates state laws against child pornography, and teens can be prosecuted under laws intended to punish adult sex offenders. For example, in an year-old boy in North Carolina was arrested and charged with two counts of child pornography and one count of disseminating obscene material after he sent a year-old girl a sexually explicit photo of himself and asked her to do the same. For more information, see Teen Sexting. The same surveys show that many teens are unaware that sexting is illegal.
A teenage boy in North Carolina has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his own mobile phone. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender. Experts condemned the case as ludicrous. The boy was, however, punished by the courts, and had to agree to be subject to warrantless searches by law enforcement for a year, in addition to other penalties. The young man was also named in the media and suffered a suspension as quarterback of his high school football team while the case was being resolved.
A teenage boy has been prosecuted for having nude pictures of himself on his mobile phone , The Guardian reports. Cormega Copening, of Fayettesville, North Carolina, was reportedly prosecuted as an adult under child pornography laws for sexually exploiting a minor — himself. The young man, who is now 17 but was 16 at the time the photos were discovered, had to strike a plea deal to avoid potentially going to jail and being registered as a sex offender. Copening was suspended as quarterback of his high school football team while the case was being resolved.