SUFFOLK (AP) — A 13-year-old Suffolk boy faces charges of obtaining nude photos of a girl and then using the images to coerce her into performing a sex act.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that a female student at John F. Kennedy Middle School told police she sent nude photos of herself to the boy. He threatened to send the photos to his friends if she didn't do what he wanted. The girl said she was coerced into performing oral sex on a school bus on April 10.
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney James Wiser says the boy has been charged with felony aggravated battery and production of child pornography.
A school system spokeswoman, Bethanne Bradshaw, says the boy was suspended and recommended for expulsion. A pupil personnel committee on May 15 decided to transfer him to an alternative education program.
"The student was assigned to Turlington Woods School, the division's alternative education program, for the remainder of the school year and possibly the beginning for the 2014-15 school year, Bradshaw told 13News Now.
The committee will discuss the student's placement for 2014-15 in August, she added.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com