A teenager who pressured a 12-year-old girl into sending him naked photos of herself after they met at a football match in Henty has fronted court.
The boy was 15 when he asked the girl to give him her user name for the photo and video sharing and messaging app Snapchat.
The girl refused, but somehow the boy tracked her down and began messaging.
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Eventually, to stop the boy pestering her, the girl sent him photographs of the type he wanted, but asked him to promise not to screen-shot the pictures before the app made these automatically disappear seconds later.
But he broke his promise and saved the images - back views of her in her underwear and one of her bare breasts - to another boy and that boy's brother.
"The complainant became very distressed and embarrassed as she believed the young person had taken a screen-shot of the images she sent him on Snapchat without her consent and was now showing them to other people," an agreed set of facts said.
The boy, now 17, has pleaded guilty in Albury Children's Court to charges of intentionally record intimate image without consent and intentionally distribute intimate image without consent.
His sentence had him referred to a youth justice conference, from which an outcome plan will be prepared for his ongoing rehabilitation.
"I think that's a good idea, actually," Mr Funston said after the proposed sentence was submitted by defence lawyer Bronte Winn.
The case was then adjourned to September 22.
"And if it all goes well," he told the boy, "you won't have to turn up (that day). And eventually this matter will be withdrawn and dismissed."
At the time of the offending the girl was in Year 7 and the boy in Year 10, at the same secondary school.
He approached her at the football match on April 27, 2019, and introduced himself before requesting her Snapchat user name.
When they did begin to message each other, their initial conversation was "innocuous". They also shared photographs.
"At some stage the young person asked the complainant to send him naked photos of her via Snapchat. The complainant immediately said 'no'."
But the boy persisted. He now specifically asked for pictures of her breasts and buttocks.
When she later agreed, in the hope "he would leave her alone", she sent a photograph of herself in her underwear, taken from behind with the top of her body scribbled out.
The boy asked for more photographs, so she sent another three of herself in her underwear and one of her breasts.
A few days later, a boy she knew told her the teenager had shown the pictures to he and his older brother.