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River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A La Crosse teenager has admitted putting nude photos of a 16-year-old girl on his MySpace Web page because he wanted to "vent" at her.


The case of Alex Phillips, 18, made national news when he was first charged last year.

Monday, he struck a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to causing mental harm to a child. Counts of sexual exploitation, defamation and possession of child porn were dropped.

But they can still be considered when Phillips is sentenced on March 6.

Police learned last May that two of the girl's nude photos were on MySpace.

They said the girl was upset about the postings and she suffered anxiety as a result.