Alpharetta, GA asked in Sexual Harassment for Georgia

Q: I sent nudes over Snapchat and I am 18 years old. The person is now blackmailing me with them. Woukd I get in trouble?

I met the person on Snapchat, she said she was 18 too and we both sent to eachother. Once she saved my stuff and screenshotted it, I blocked her. But now she has made other accounts to tell me she will be showing my school administrators. I have no idea who the girl is as SHE found MY Snapchat. She knows where I go to school and I don’t know how.

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Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Not sure what your question really is. Did you do something stupid? Certainly. Is it possible you might get into trouble if it turns out that she is not 18 years old? Certainly. Could you face criminal charges? Certainly. Will your nude photos be out on the internet forever and could that keep you from getting jobs, getting into college, getting security clearances, etc? Certainly. Have you learned a strong lesson from this experience? Only you can say. I certainly hope so.

You might consider going to the Police for assistance in the matter. However, you should remember Rule Number One: Never talk to the Police. If you intend to speak with the Police, take competent counsel with you.

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