HS student arrested for posting teen’s nude photo on Instagram
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies said they have arrested a 17-year-old West Rowan High School student who allegedly posted a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on Instagram.
Deputies were notified a nude photograph of a 15-year-old girl was posted to the Instagram account “Thesehoes01.” Deputies said they were able to track the “path” of the photo.
Deputies said Juan Bautista, 17, of Woodleaf, was arrested Friday and charged with cyberbullying.
Deputies said Bautista created the Instagram account on Monday and posted the photo. Officials said the photo had been originally sent to the 15-year-old’s boyfriend “in confidence,” but it was leaked to Bautista and he posted it online.
After Bautista was released on a written promise to appear in court, he was taken back to West Rowan High School to meet with the principal.
Bautista was issued an out-of-school suspension for his involvement and arrest, officials said.