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Police want to take graphic photos of Manassas teen for evidence in sexting case

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MANASSAS, Va. -

A Manassas teen could be forced to have a picture snapped of his genitalia by a Virginia cop in a bizarre sexting case.

A 17-year-old accused of sharing some private moments with his 15-year-old girlfriend and his alleged pictures and videos to her could have him baring it all prosecutors.

“I've never seen anything like this before,” said Jessica Foster, the attorney for the 17-year-old.

She says her client is getting a raw deal from the justice system.

“I don't understand why this is being pursued like this,” said Foster.

The teen is defending himself on child pornography charges after the parents of a 15-year-old girl who he was dating say he was sexting adult content of his body.

The case has been in the courts for months, but was since thrown out on a technicality. But now, a Prince William County court is pressing new charges, along with a warrant forcing law enforcement to take a picture of the teen’s erect penis to match it with his video. And if the boy is not aroused, doctors would be forced to inject stimulant medication into the teen's system.

“It is mind-boggling,” said Carlos Flores Laboy, the court-appointed guardian for the 17-year-old.

He believes what the courts are doing is creating child porn themselves. But some believe that is the justice the 15-year-old’s parents want.

“I'm certain if the roles were reversed and this was their son, they certainly would have a different opinion on everything with respect to this case,” said Laboy.

The 17-year old is now visiting family out of state, but when he returns, this warrant could be followed through. Some of his neighbors say the whole thing is just disturbing and unfair.

“If they did that to me, I would just sue them or take them to court for sexual harassment,” said Craig Doughty.

But Foster says she will keep fighting before what she calls a good teen has to show it all to prove his innocence.

“It basically opens up the door for anybody to commit a crime like this, especially juveniles taking pictures of themselves,” said Foster.

The 15-year-old girl is not being charged. The 17-year-old due back in court in about a week.

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