Q: I'm 14 & he's 15. he posted a video of us having sex on Instagram. it's being sent around.. what charges can I press?
he was my boyfriend.. at the time he promised he wouldn't send it around or show anybody. Hes my ex now. But a few days ago he posted it on Instagram the video of us having sex showing everybody. People at different schools are showing everybody, talking about it. my repuation is ruined.. people are making fun of me looking at me different. I'm sad about it i cry a lot and depressed.. i just want to know if I wanted to press charges what exact charges would i press ?
A: Contact your local police, and tell them you want to file charges under Title 18, § 6321 ("Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor") and § 3131 ("Unlawful dissemination of intimate image").
Under section 6321, the cops could also take his phone or computer (whichever was used to disseminate the video) and he'd never get it back.
Best of luck to you. Hard lesson learned here too -- don't forget it.
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