FL Teens Charged with Making Porn Video

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The Monroe County Sheriff's office has charged 10 teens from the Florida Keys with making child pornography after detectives confiscated a videotape of a 16-year-old runaway girl having sex with a 19-year-old man.

Authorities said the investigation started when a 14-year-old runaway told a school resource officer that she was worried her friend -- the girl having sex on the tape -- had been raped. The girl who appeared in the video denied being raped.

The teens, seven boys and three girls age 13 to 19, face charges of sexual performance by a child, a second-degree felony. Eight of the 10 were arrested Wednesday; the other two are out of town and will be arrested when they return.

It is unclear whether any of the teens have retained attorneys.


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  • by GAY COP Location: KEW WEST on Apr 19, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    TO DEB---NO I AM NOT A PERVERT. I'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU PAY FOR ALL THE EXPENSE FOR THE WRECKING OF THESE TEENAGERS LIVES IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND I'LL SHUT UP. THEY DID IT ON THEIR ON FREE WILL NO ONE FORCED THEM. THE PARENT'S SHOULD HANDLE THIS NOT THE LEGAL SYSTEM WITH SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO FOLLOW THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES SO THE LAW CAN LOOK GOOD.WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS DEB? I BET YOU HAVE A FEW. COME ON TELL US.
  • by billy Location: cairo,ga. on Apr 19, 2009 at 05:30 AM
    yes it is a bad decision on the teens part.But it should be handled by the parents not law enforcement!
  • by J. Prophet Location: Orlando on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:48 PM
    One hand it was irresponsible and they shouldn't have done it. On the other hand its completely irresponsible and a waste of tax dollars going after some kids who made a bad decision to tape what they were doing. People wonder why crime is so bad. Its because police are too stupid and too wasteful of money to go after real criminals. In the Keys of all places. That's totally and utterly shameful of the law enforcement agencies in the area. It wasn't a violent crime, no drugs were reportedly involved, and nobody died. Florida cops can harass kids, but they can't find the dead body of child after its been reported at least three times by the same person. Florida, along with more and more of the country, is getting a bad reputation for asinine legal stupidity.
  • by Joe on Apr 18, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    This is not a freedom of choice matter. It is youthful bad judgement and no self control. However, when you are charging teenagers with sex crimes for making this video - that is going too far.
  • by Brian Location: Midway on Apr 18, 2009 at 06:12 AM
    Dude...seriously...shut up.
  • by Deb Location: Perry on Apr 17, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    To Gay Cop: No way a Teen should be allowed to make movies like that! You are a prevert!
  • by LAdy Please on Apr 17, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    i'm confused...if you are going to arrest the ALL of them then where is the crime....i really think they are all children. If a 16 year has sex with a 19 year old with consent why is that a crime...16-19 can be a Jr/Sr in high school. If they chose to tape that's stupid but not criminal. So If I make a sex tape is that illegal or in FLA or is it because they are teens? If 2 15 year olds tape themselves having sex is it still illegal child porn?
  • by GAY COP Location: KEW WEST on Apr 16, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    yes the teens have gotten an attorney each one of them had an extra 30 thousand dollars lieing around. IF THE TEENS WANTED TO MAKE A VIDEO IT IS NONE OF THE LAW'S BUSINESS. GO SOLVE A MURDER IF THINGS ARE GETTING SLOW.
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