NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (WKRC) – An 18-year-old, expelled high school senior will likely face criminal charges for having sex with a younger girl, videotaping it with his cell phone and sending it to friends, police said Tuesday.
The case was reported to police Oct. 24 when the mother of a 14-year-old girl received the video of her daughter having sex from another parent. North College Hill Police said some students, including football players, were known to circulate the videos in group chats on SnapChat.
The incident with the 14-year-old girl was videotaped at a home on Sept. 23, according to a police report. North College Hill Police said they seized the 18-year-old’s cell phone and found a trove of videos of girls involved in sex acts.
“There’s 21 other girls in his phone, either in pictures or videos in various levels of sexual activity with him. And we have no idea who they are,” Officer Jay Manning said. Manning said some of the videos are two years old.
Manning said police want to identify the girls in the videos because a crime may have been committed and there are concerns about their health related to the sexual encounters.
The former North College Hill High School student was expelled once school officials found out what happened. Three other students are facing charges in juvenile court for sharing the video. Two of those students were also expelled, police said.
The case against the 18-year-old could be presented to the grand jury this week. He could face charges of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, pandering obscenity involving a minor and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
The superintendent of North College Hill Schools sent a letter home to parents on Halloween with information about talking to their children about the dangers of sexting. The letter advised parents that videotaping sex acts with people under the age of 18 may violate child pornography laws.
The superintendent of the district declined comment Tuesday because of the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about the videos can call police at 513-521-7171.