Cleveland, OH asked in Internet Law for Ohio

Q: took a picture of my son in the juvenile detention center and posted it on facebook there was another child in the pic

Can i go to jail for posting the picture

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Posting such a picture likely violates the juveniles' right to privacy in their legal proceedings. While there may not be a specific statute making it a crime, it is probably against detention center regulations and could be perceived as contempt by the juvenile court. You could also face a lawsuit from the other juvenile's family. If I were you, I wouldn't post the picture. If you have been charged with a crime for this, I would be interested to read the statutory section used by the prosecutor in the complaint/indictment/information.

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