No criminal charges in water polo photos posted on gay website

Los Angeles Times

Photographers whose high school water polo pictures wound up on gay Web sites won't be prosecuted.The Orange County district attorney's office says a four-month investigation determined Scott Cornelius and Allen Rockwell didn't commit any crimes. Cornelius, a UC Irvine police employee currently on paid leave, is still being investigated by the university to determine if he violated college policies.Photographs of youths as young as 14 taken by Cornelius and Rockwell appeared on homosexual pornographic Web sites. But district attorney's office spokeswoman Farrah Emami says "legally there were no criminal charges we could file."An Assembly bill currently in the Legislature would make preparing, posting or publishing a photograph or image of a minor on adult Web sites a crime.

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Anonymous said...

This story never went anywhere. The dispatcher returned to work and apparently cleared of any wrong doing. The law being proposed by Cameron Smyth died.