Hudson teens plea in HHS nude collage caseTwo former Hudson High School students have pleaded to misdemeanor charges connected with distributing a collage of nude photos of a female student in a locker-room.
By: Jon Echternacht, Hudson Star-Observer
Two former Hudson High School students have pleaded to misdemeanor charges connected with distributing a collage of nude photos of a female student in a locker-room.
Michael L. Meyer-Senty, 17, 1900 Aspen Dr., appeared in court before Judge Scott R. Needham Tuesday (June 24) and Tyler J. Schultz, 17, 2213 White Pine Cir., made his appearance Thursday (June 26). Each was charged with one misdemeanor count of defamation.
Meyer-Senty pleaded guilty and Schultz pleaded no contest. Both entered into diversion agreements.
A 12-month diversion agreement, administered out of the district attorney's office, allows for the charge to be dismissed and the record expunged if the two teenagers comply with the terms of the contract. There is a $150 service fee and the defendants are responsible to pay court costs.
The maximum penalty for conviction of the charge is nine months in jail and $10,000 fine.
"There are certain norms of behavior, even for those in high school, "Judge Needham told Shultz. "There is no plausible excuse for what happened."
The judge said it was unfortunate that Schultz was expelled from school since one of the requirements of the diversion agreement is he obtain a diploma or equivalent.
Needham said if Schultz toed the line in June 2009, the case would be dismissed and the record expunged.
Meyer-Senty and Schultz were charged following an April 1 incident at Hudson High School. Associate Principal Scott Hoffman summoned police to report a sexually explicit collage of photos of a female student had been found in the men's east locker-room.
A young woman had been reported having trouble with Schultz and Meyer-Sentry outside a classroom. She accused the two of throwing a bowling ball through the glass front door of her home, the criminal complaint said.
Schultz told police he obtained nude photos of the girl she had sent to ex-boyfriends via cell phone and printed five copies of the collage. Meyer-Senty said he got four copies of the collage form Schultz and spread them around the locker-room, according to the complaint.