Party Prank Winds Up Online, Michigan Teenager Charged

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Wayland-area teenager has been charged with three felony counts stemming from the online posting of a sexually explicit photo of two teens taken at a party.

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Zylstra was arraigned yesterday in Allegan County District Court.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charges.

The photo was posted on an Internet personal journal, called a blog.

The prosecution says it shows a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl engaged in sexual activity at a New Year's Eve party at Zylstra's home.

A preliminary examination is set for March 28 to determine whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.


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