VA: Teen Girl Sent Teen Boy 5 Inappropriate Pictures. He Faced Lifetime Registry as a ‘Violent Sex Offender’ or 350 Years in Jail.

Zachary, now 19, is in jail awaiting sentencing for five pictures his teenage girlfriend sent him of herself in her underwear. He faced a choice between a possible (though unlikely) maximum sentence of 350 years in prison, or lifetime on the sex offender registry as a “sexually violent offender”—even though he never met the girl in person. Here’s what happened. Full Article

Related posts

Notify of

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...


  1. Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  2. Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  3. Swear words should be starred out such as f*k and s*t
  4. Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  5. Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  6. Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  7. We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  8. We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  9. Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  10. Please do not post in all Caps.
  11. If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links. Posts that include a URL may take considerably longer to be approved.
  12. We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  13. We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  14. Please choose a short user name that does not contain links to other web sites or identify real people
  15. Please do not solicit funds
  16. If you use any abbreviation such as Failure To Register (FTR), or any others, the first time you use it please expand it for new people to better understand.
  17. All commenters are required to provide a real email address where we can contact them.  It will not be displayed on the site.
  18. Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues via email to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
  19. We no longer post articles about arrests or accusations, only selected convictions. If your comment contains a link to an arrest or accusation article we will not approve your comment.
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

OH GOOD GRIEF! There is no more common sense in this Country, anymore.

This country is lost! God help us!

How is it possible to not be outraged about this? Why is this not national news? Could we send this as a news tip to local news stations?

Just shows how crazy the laws and the lawyers have gotten in responding to fast-paced internet, social media, sexting, etc.
It’s time to put an end to all of this insanity. What this kid did certainly shouldn’t put him on a registry as a violent sex offender. The prosecuters should be ashamed of themselves!

yeah all these types of cases need to be documented and included in any briefs showing the irrationality and absurdly overzealousness of the legislative bodies. these types of cases epitomizes the purpose and intent of the legislators to further their personal agendas or cater to their colleagues or constituents and has nothing to do with public safety…

Can someone explain to me why, in the midst of how ridiculous this whole case is and for all the similar cases, I have yet to see a single person call for either a governor or the president to pardon these kids. That should tell you that most people, even those who say they are with us, have at least a little suspicion that these kids belong on a registry. Most of these kids, and most of the adults who are still suffering because of juvenile cases such as Graves in TX, should be getting pardons so they are able to live their lives and that seems to be their only chances to do so.

America uses that advertising slogan “Land of the Free” but that is just that…a slogan with no truth behind it.

We have a larger percentage of our population locked up (that is not free) than another other country.

We are a nation afraid of SEX. We are repressed and those who express themselves are very often punished for it. In many cases for life!

We need to get rid of the registry on a national level. IML is a farce and Obama screwed us as one of his final acts in power. Thanks so much for that BTW

Pardon 1000 actual criminals and leave us to rot. Yes, I will remember Obama fondly…

American’s are such prudes! We are an embarrassment to the human race.

They just handed this kid a Lifetime Death Sentence.
Three Cheers for Justice… that I mean three middle finger emojis.
I can see keeping a close watch on certain individuals that pose a credible threat to society, but not every person caught up in this web has a criminal mentality. If someone needs mental help, then that should be the focus of the system not simply throw them in jail, force them to register, wait…., then re-arrest them when they can’t find a place to live, work, survive. Just one more thing that shows our system is broken.
It’s fine when Pampers has a commercial of a baby in a diaper and millions of ppl watching, but some kid gets a pic of a teen in her underwear and now he’s a pervert and a threat???
I Believe in Justice, you break the law you better be ready to pay the price.
But the punishment should always fit the crime. A Felony will ruin a persons life, a Strike will ruin a persons life and amplify any wrong step they ever make EVER, And being on a Registry will guarantee a person struggles to survive for the rest of their Life.