A high school footballer has been charged with 69 counts of indecent exposure following a year book prank that went wrong.
As reported by the Independent, Hunter Osborn of Red Mountain High School decided to expose his genitals as his team lined up for their yearbook photo.
Osborn, who was 18 at the time the image was snapped, was charged by police after the offending photo made it into all 3,400 copies.
To put the crime into context, indecent exposure is a class 1 misdemeanor in Arizona, while flashing harmful items to minors is a class 4 felony.
Students present on the day the photo was taken ranged from 15-19, meaning in accordance with the law Osborn could be in serious trouble.
Detective Steve Berry of Mesa Police Department told CBS:
It is still an ongoing investigation. The number of charges may go up or down depending upon how the investigation continues.
The school released the following statement:
The district is dismayed by the actions of the students involved in the photograph. Their behavior does not reflect the values of Red Mountain High School or Mesa Public Schools.
Upon learning of the photograph, school administration immediately contacted police and is cooperating fully with the investigation. Disciplinary action will follow policy and may be based on the outcome of the police investigation.
The school and district are conducting an investigation to determine what actions might have prevented the publication of the photograph, so appropriate safeguards can be put in place going forward.
While the small size of the photograph as published makes the details difficult to discern, the yearbook has been recalled so the school can make a minor but critical edit for the inappropriate content.
So, the moral of the story is, whipping your dick out in public is never a good idea – especially when you’re channeling the spirit of Richard Keys in the name of banter.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.