Three of four Century students charged with inappropriate photos plead guilty
Three of four students involved in taking inappropriate photos and video of students in a locker room at Century Middle School in Lakeville in May 2012 each pleaded guilty June 26 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with privacy, a gross misdemeanor, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
Judge Michael Sovis handed down the following: a stay of adjudication, which means if all conditions are complied with there will be no criminal conviction on their juvenile records; probation for 180 days; 30 hours of community work service; and each must attend a victim empathy class and write a letter of apology to the victims.
The three students who took the pleas were a 14-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. The other 14-year-old girl involved in the incident was charged with criminal defamation in addition to conspiracy to interfere with privacy, and was not part of this plea.
The incident occurred on May 21, when two girls allegedly took photos and video of two other girls undressing in the locker room. When the boys got involved, there were allegedly games involving the photos.