HAMILTON, Ohio — Two Ohio students charged with sending explicit photos from their cellphones have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and have been placed on probation.

The 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl at a Hamilton middle school were arrested in February on juvenile felony charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports they pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor telecommunications harassment.

Hamilton police say the girl sent a video of her performing a sex act to the boy, who shared it with others. The students were sentenced to community service and ordered to attend a class on sexting.

The charges could be dismissed and their cases sealed if they successfully complete their sentences.

Their attorneys say both realize the seriousness of their actions.


Information from: MIDDLETOWN: Hamilton-Middletown Journal News , http://www.journal-news.com

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