A 14-year-old boy has been accused of soliciting a Kennewick middle school teacher for sex by sending her naked pictures and videos of himself.
The 15 messages allegedly sent through Facebook over several months included graphically described sex acts.
The boy, who was 13 at the time, used his first name when identifying himself to his former teacher, according to court documents.
He also attached a clothed picture of himself showing his face and gave his cellphone as a contact number, documents said.
The teen has pleaded innocent in Benton County Juvenile Court to two first-degree counts and one second-degree count of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, along with one gross misdemeanor count of cyberstalking.
The child pornography charges are felonies.
Court documents show the teen started sending the messages in mid-April under two user names in an attempt to get the teacher to respond to his sexual solicitations.
Court documents show the Kennewick teen started sending the messages in mid-April under two different user names in an attempt to get the teacher to respond to his sexual solicitations.
The teacher rarely checked her Facebook page, but she logged on late in the year to view birthday messages from friends.
The messages came through after she downloaded the Facebook mobile app, and that’s when she was “surprised and shocked” to see the teen’s solicitations and comments, documents said.
The teacher contacted Kennewick police and said she had not watched the videos.
An officer noted that one of the videos showed a lewd sex act with a dog, along with a comment to the teacher, court documents said.
The officer wasn’t sure if it was general porn, or the pictures and videos were of the Kennewick boy until he went to the teen’s house and saw the same dog, documents said.
The boy allegedly admitted to the officer that he sent several explicit messages trying to get the teacher’s attention.
He is out of custody while his case is pending and was ordered to have no contact with the teacher.