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17-year-old boy jailed for child porn after sending picture of his manhood to 22-year-old woman

By Mason White 5:50 PM September 18, 2017
Eric Daniel Gray
Eric Daniel Gray
By: William Martin

The Supreme Court in Washington, has upheld a lower court decision that convicted a 17-year-old boy of child porn for sending a picture of his manhood to a 22-year-old woman.

The court said that an exception to the law would apply to teens sending naked photos of themselves to one another, but not when one party is an adult.

The incident began when Eric Daniel Gray was 17 years old.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office received a call from 22-year-old T. R., who said that Gray was harassing her.

Gray was making numerous unwanted phone calls and was sending her text messages.

In one text message, Gray added a photo of his manhood, and asked the woman whether she liked it.

The woman worked with Gray’s mother.

The boy found the woman’s number in his mother’s business records.

The woman showed police the photo of Gray’s manhood.

Police questioned Gray, and he admitted to the allegations.

Gray was charged with one count of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Gray was found guilty of the charge and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

He could have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Gray was also ordered to complete 150 hours of community service and register as a sex offender.

Gray appealed the conviction to the Supreme Court, claiming that children should not be charged with child porn for taking photos of themselves.

However, the justices upheld the lower court decision.