Teen facing one count of possessing child pornography
The State Attorney’s office has decided to file a delinquent act of one count of possession of child pornography against a Paige Wellman.
Wellman was arrested and charged Aug. 5 for taking nude photographs of herself and distributing them to others, along with posting them on a social networking website.
Seventeen at the time of her arrest, Wellman was charged with one count of cruelty toward a child, direct promote sexual performance by child and one count of possess obscene material with intent to promote photo movie of sexual performance by child, according to the Lee County Jail records.
State Attorney’s office spokeswoman Samantha Syoen said Tuesday that she could not reveal any more information about the case because Wellman, now 18, was a minor at the time of the arrest, and is being tried in juvenile court.
“This has to do with photos of herself, that’s all I can tell you,” Syoen said.
Wellman’s next court appearance will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 a.m., in front of Judge Kyle, according to Syoen.