Tag Archives: cell phone

Child Pornography Charges Roil Ponderosa High School

Three students at Ponderosa High School in Ponderosa, CA are now facing child pornography charges following two separate incidents over the past two weeks. In a press release issued on October 17, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office announced the discovery a sexually explicit video involving three minors: On October 14, 2015, at Ponderosa High…

Australian Voyeur Teacher Avoids Jail [Update]

Earlier this year, I wrote about the case of Robert Emmett, who plead guilty to charges of filming up the skirts of students at his school, St. Andrews Cathedral School in Sydney, and to possession of child abuse materials. Last Thursday, Judge Ian McClintock of the Downing Centre District Court imposed a sentence of two…

Students Bust Voyeur Teacher at Evergreen High School in Washington State

I tell you three times: camera phones are the most significant driver of social change since the early 1960s, when television brought the street battles over civil rights into nearly every American home. We are only just beginning to appreciate the myriad ways in which the constant presence of camera phones is changing our society,…

Marion, NC Grapples with Teen Sexting Scandal

An unwelcome explicit photo sent by a 17-year-old to another high school student in Marion, NC has resulted in a multi-town, multi-state investigation into teen sexting. WLOS, an ABC affiliate in western North Carolina, reported on May 29 that the Marion Police Department had charged (or was about to charge) several teens (some as young…

Show-and-Don’t-Tell? Teacher Allegedly Shows Students Before-and-After Boob Job Photos

Some visual aids aren’t meant for the classroom. Last week, the investigative Web site The Smoking Gun obtained a copy of a May 18 search warrant application filed by the Newport News Police Department, seeking approval to search a white iPhone owned by Woodside High School teacher Melissa Kidd. According to the warrant application, Three…

19 Children and 1 Adult Charged in Lower Cape May Sexting Scandal

Cape May County Prosecutor Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced on May 26 that his office has charged 19 juveniles and 1 adult in a two-school sexting scandal. On April 23, a female student told school officials at the Lower Cape May Regional High School that nude photos of a friend were being shared…

Is Your Unborn Child Already Sleep-Deprived? Your Cell Phone May Be to Blame

If you are of a certain age, you may have heard about the so-called “Mozart Effect,” the idea that playing classical music (particularly any of the music composed by a short, spendthrift Austrian prankster with a fondness for scatalogical humor) is a sure-fire way to boost the intelligence of your unborn child. This idea gained…

No Warrant Needed for Cell Tower Data, Appeals Court Rules

The Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, which encompasses the states of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, ruled Monday that police do not need to get a search warrant in order to obtain cell phone tower data from cellular providers during a criminal investigation. The 9-2 en banc decision in United States v. Davis overturned an…