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Law Enforcement Alerted To "Sexting" Complaint In Peshtigo
Issue Date: May 2, 2019
Peshtigo Police, in cooperation with the Marinette County Sheriff's Department, and the Marinette County District Attorney's Office are investigating "sexting" explicit material among students in the Peshtigo School District.
Peshtigo Police Chief Richard Badgley stated that on Thursday, April 25 his department received complaints about students "sexting" on cell phones and other technical devices that includes exchanges of photos.
Chief Badgley, noted these photos can be considered child pornography and if convicted, a person could face a potential prison sentence ranging from 3 1/2 to 25 years plus fines and other penalties.
Badgley urges parents to be diligent and check their kids phones to see what they have on them.
Investigation by Peshtigo Police Department and other agencies is continuing at this time.
Patrick Rau, Superintendent of the Peshtigo School District sent a letter home to parents last week and the letter stated "Dear Parent: A situation occurred today at Peshtigo Middle/High School that involved a number of our students. Each of those students involved and their parents have been spoken with by administration or counselors to insure they are safe and aware of what has happened. Law enforcement has been contacted and has begun their investigation as well. I am unable to share details of the situation, but at no time was there a threat to the safety of the students, staff or school."