17-Year-Old Charged for Sexting

While child pornography charges against a 17-year-old have been dropped, his family says they plan on hiring an attorney. Skyler Henson spent Monday night alone behind bars, charged with possession of child pornography, distributing harmful materials, and indecency with a child. The investigation continues into text messages Henson may have sent and received. Now he's talking about how this all got started.

Skyler Henson says it all began when a teenage girl texted him some pictures of herself.

Henson said, "She made sure everything was covered up and she sent me a couple of pictures." He goes on to say he did not ask for the pictures.

Henson says days later on a road trip to a football game a teammate grabbed his phone.

When asked if her picture was in the phone when it was being passed around the bus, Henson said, "Yes, it was I forgot to delete it because it was two weeks ago."

According to a statement made by police, they found nude photos of Henson, in his phone, that he had sent a 13 year old girl.

Henson claims he didn't send nude photos of himself to the young girl.

Police also stated Henson's cell phone contained multiple photos of the girl topless- pictures Henson claims he never had.

Henson said, "There may be some that where they're covered, and by no means am I proud of my son for that, but in the same instance he didn't put a gun to any of these girls heads and make them send him photos."

While the charges have been dropped the investigation in the case continues, and with it keeping this family on edge.

Henson's mother said, "He's not perfect and he has made mistakes and this is a big mistake and I hope he learns a big lesson from it. He's not a hardened criminal, he's a kid, he may be considered an adult in the eyes of the law, but he's a kid, he's 17 years old and he's a kid."

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  • by Joe Location: Daleville on Oct 1, 2010 at 08:10 AM
    Quit making excuses for bad behavior--that's why "kids" have no sense of right and wrong, and think the rules don't apply to them.
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