Wednesday 26 October 2016

Student flashed his genitals in yearbook photo prank - and now faces 69 counts of indecent exposure

Published 03/05/2016 | 13:41

Hunter Osborn
Hunter Osborn

A student and successful athlete has been accused of indecent exposure after he flashed his genitals in his yearbook photo.

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Hunter Osborn (19) is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure after the offending photograph in his football team's yearbook snap.

Osborn is a student at Red Mountain High School in Arizona.

According to KPNX-TV and New York Daily News, Osborn posed for the photograph as he left his genitals hang out over the waistband of his shorts.

The teenager also faces one felony count of "furnishing harmful items to minors".

Osborn told police he did the stunt as a "dare".

The offending image was only noticed when the annual was printed and distributed to 250 students.

The school said they failed to notice Osborn's stunt due to the “small size of the photograph”. They had used the image for promotional material distributed at football games throughout the school year.

A petition has been launched online in support of the student - which blames the school's administration team for approving the photograph for use.

“He wasn’t the editor that approved it or the teacher responsible for publishing it and distributing it to students,” Alex Labban, the author of the petition titled 'Free Hunter Osborn' wrote online.

“The teacher responsible for the yearbook should be fired. Red Mountain High School is using him as a scapegoat instead of taking any responsibility.”

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