Police in Virginia will not proceed with controversial plans to photograph a 17-year-old boy’s genitalia as evidence in a sexting case against him.
Manassas police backed down Thursday following criticism for obtaining a search warrant to take pictures of the boy’s penis. Authorities planned to compare those photos with a pornographic video the teen allegedly sent to his 15-year-old girlfriend in January.
The teen’s lawyer had said officials threatened to medically induce an erection in the boy if necessary, the Washington Post reported.
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