Two Ponderosa HS Students Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

A Police officer whose beat is Ponderosa High School started the investigation after he heard of the video at school. It was shot last weekend at the home of a 16-year-old boy and shows him having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

That girl told investigators she had no idea another 15-year-old boy was in in the room, recording it with a cell phone camera.

The two boys are now facing adult charges: Possession and distribution of child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child and conspiracy to commit a felony crime.

Bob Granade has a daughter who goes to Ponderosa High School. He says he hadn’t heard of the arrests but was surprised to learn of this happening at a small town school like Ponderosa.

“It’s a different world than when I was a kid,” said Bob.

However, in many cases, laws haven’t changed along with the world. In most states, even kids who have sex consensually can face child pornography charges if they’re caught.

In this case, police say the girl didn’t consent, or even know she was being recorded, and the two boys are now locked up in juvenile hall.