MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Prosecutor's office recently authorized four felony juvenile petitions to three individuals - two females and a male - following a monthlong sexting investigation by the Marquette City Police Department.
The investigation focused on sexting - the act of sending sexually explicit messages or images through a mobile phone - among 13- and 14-year-olds who were sending provocative photos of themselves to other teenagers.
Marquette police Capt. Gordon Warchock said the police became aware of the activity and began interviewing the parties involved about a month ago.
Two charges were levied: child sexually abusive material-possession, a four-year felony; and child sexually abusive activity-distributing or promoting, a seven-year felony.