Saturday, August 2, 2014

Manassas Virginia Teen Sexting Case: Suspended Imposition of Any Ruling for One Year, One Year of Probation, 100 hours of Community Service and Absolutely No Access to Social Media of Any Kind.

For anyone who hasn’t been keeping up on this case here are past posts:
·         July, 31, 2014
·         July 25, 2014
·         July 17, 2014
·         July 11, 2014
·         July 9, 2014
·         July 4th   

Well some common sense occurred in Manassas Virginia yesterday. 

Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge George M. DePolo suspended imposition of any ruling against the 17 year old male for one year, gave him one year of probation, 100 hours of community service and absolutely no access to social media of any kind. A hearing for August 2015 was tentatively set and if the defendant complies with everything over the next 12 months the cases will dismissed at that time (see articles below). 

Banning a 17 year old from social media “of any kind” for a 12 month period would seem like a lifetime and most likely be downright impossible for a teenager. I believe this one point of his requirements will be the one that could trip him up at some point over the next 12 months and if he does ignore this requirement he will then be facing the felony charges and a lifetime on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry all over again and he’d most likely be 18 years old by then. 

I hope this young man can follow these instructions by the court and in August 2015 all pending charges against him will be dismissed. 

Mary Devoy
Manassas City teen placed on probation in ‘sexting’ case where police sought photos, August 1, 2014

'Sexting' Teen Given One Year Probation; No Declaration of Guilt or Innocence , August 1, 2014