Jennie Runevitch/Eyewitness News
Johnson County - A secretly-recorded video of teens having sex could lead to criminal charges.
Police say someone sent that video in text messages to students at a local high school.
What happened behind closed doors between two teenagers became exposed, police say, through a cell phone. A video of the teens having sex was sent in a text message to students at Indian Creek High School in Johnson County.
"A couple of my friends got it but they were like, 'why are you sending me this? I don't want to see it. That's mean'," said a freshman at Indian Creek.
Police say it's also criminal.
Johnson County investigators say a 15-year-old girl went to a party Saturday night at a trailer behind a home in Nineveh. The teen told police it's a place "all the kids go' to party" with alcohol and drugs. That night, the teen said she had sex with a 14-year-old boy in a bedroom.
But Monday at school, her classmates were talking. They told her there was video of the incident sent to their cell phones.
The girl's classmates told her two teenage boys, ages 18 and 15, secretly recorded her having sex, and sent the video to fellow classmates. According to the police report, the video was taken through a hole in the bedroom door, where a doorknob was missing.
Consequences from what was sent on the cell phone are serious. The teen suspects could face voyeurism, child exploitation or child pornography charges.
Detectives went to the high school Wednesday to talk with potential witnesses.
"Kids who were at the party got pulled out of their classrooms and were questioned by the police," the freshman student said.
According to the police report, the party in which the teens were recorded happened on the property of a Nineveh volunteer firefighter.
Johnson County police are still investigating the case, trying to sort out who may have committed a criminal act by violating privacy and sending a video via cell phone.
March 19 update:
The volunteer firefighter, Thomas Hibbs, 19, faces charges related to providing the teens with alcohol and a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Five Indian Creek students will likely face juvenile charges for sending or forwarding the video.