Back in January, the parents of a 13-year-old New Canaan boy showed town
police photos and messages that they believed were very inappropriate.
The material, sent by a 17-year-old New Canaan
girl, was obtained by police from the girl's cell phone at some point
after the Jan. 21 report from the boy's parents.
Police then applied for and received a warrant for the girl's arrest on a charge of risk of injury to a minor,
a crime which makes it illegal in Connecticut to take an action that
"wilfully or unlawfully causes or permits any child under the age of 16
years to be placed in such a situation that [...] the morals of such
child are likely to be impaired, or does
any act likely to impair the health or morals of any such child [...]"
girl's parents were informed of the warrant and on March 4 brought the
girl to New Canaan police headquarters, where she was arrested and then
released to her parents on a promise to appear Tuesday, March 11 in
juvenile court in Stamford.