Teen Faces Child Porn Charges For Posting Pics Of Friends

A 17 year old posts a pic of his friends having sex on his blog. Big deal? Well according to the letter of the law he’s stepped into the worst of the worst when it comes to sexualy explicit. Child pornography.

What? you say. Well, since his friend(s) are 16 they’re “minors”.

If anyone out there could say they considered themself a minor when they reached that age I’ll buy you a bridge. At that age we think of ourselves as grown up. We simply do.

Because adults of an older age choose to create law and spcify at exactly what age we are no longer a minor is another story. Drop the charges, re=evaluate the law, and lets move forward here people. A 17 year old might serve 20 years because he posted pix of his friends. I may not agree with the decision to post the pix I do know none of the ‘minors’ thought themselves to be ‘minors’ during the evening events that unfolded.

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Teen Faces Child Porn Charges For Posting Pics Of Friends

POSTED: 10:24 am EST March 29, 2006

ALLEGAN, Mich. — A Michigan high school student faces child pornography charges over an Internet party prank.

Prosecutors charge Ryan Zylstra, 17, posted a picture of two teens having sex on his blog. The photo was taken at a New Year’s Eve party at Zylstra’s home.

Authorities said the boy in the picture is 17, while the girl is 16. According to prosecutors, the age of the girl makes the sexually explicit picture child pornography under the law.

Zylstra now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charges, which are felonies.

Tuesday, Zylstra was in court and waived a preliminary hearing. The decision means his case will be bound over for trial in Allegan County Circuit Court.

No trial date has been set.

1 Comment

  1. Ryan,what you did to your friends isn’t nice.But what you’re facing now is a sick society,indulging in witch hunt. Be brave.