Now I’ve officially heard it all. The 17 year old, whose name is being withheld for obvious reasons, is being asked by the court to have police take a picture of his erect penis.
According to a warrant obtained by the Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors, the 17-year-old is to accompany police to the hospital where he is expected to expose himself in an aroused state, and have his erect penis photographed.
The teenager is facing child pornography chargers because of an alleged incident involving his 15 year old girlfriend who sent him text messages containing sexually explicit photos. He allegedly text her of a sex video.
One of the teen’s lawyers, Jessica Harbeson Foster, said she was told that the police would “just take him down to the hospital, give him a shot and then take the pictures that we need.” So far, a local judge has allowed the teen to avoid the warrant, the Post reported, letting him leave the area without complying.
“The prosecutor’s job is to seek justice,” Foster said. “What is just about this? How does this advance the interest of the Commonwealth? This is a 17-year-old who goes to school every day, plays football, has never been in trouble with the law before. Now he’s saddled with two felonies and the implication that he’s a sexual predator. I don’t mind trying the case. My goal is to stop the search warrant. I don’t want him to go through that. Taking him down to the hospital so he can get an erection in front of all those cops, that’s traumatizing.”
Law enforcement officials declined to comment to the Post. The next court date in the case is July 15.0