Lakeville Teens Face Criminal Charges for Locker Room Photos

12 Jun

Local media is reporting like crazy on the story of a group of Lakeville teens who were charged in connection with the taking and distributing of photos and video of two girls partially undressed in the locker room at a middle school in Lakeville. The story involves minors, so I doubt we’ll ever see any criminal complaints or learn what sentences are meted out, but according to local media the kids were charged with conspiracy to commit interference with privacy and criminal defamation.

Criminal interference with privacy is detailed in Minn. Stat. 609.746. Criminal Defamation can be found in Minn. Stat. 609.765.

If you have a few seconds, check out that Criminal Defamation statute. I haven’t seen it invoked before, but it strikes me as pretty darn broad, and it potentially criminalizes a lot of Constitutionally protected speech.

Anyway, be careful out there, Minnesota.

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2 Responses to “Lakeville Teens Face Criminal Charges for Locker Room Photos”

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  1. Lakeville Teens Plead Guildy « Void for Vagueness - June 27, 2012

    […] coverage in Patch, MPR, PiPress, and Strib) it looks like 3 of the 4 Lakeville teens mentioned in this prior post have plead guilty to a gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy to interfere with privacy. (Minn. […]

  2. Lakeville Teens Plead Guilty « Void for Vagueness - June 27, 2012

    […] coverage in Patch, MPR, PiPress, and Strib) it looks like 3 of the 4 Lakeville teens mentioned in this prior post have plead guilty to a gross misdemeanor count of conspiracy to interfere with privacy. (Minn. […]

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