First “sexting”-related death

The mother of the deceased teen appeals for tougher laws

Cynthia Logan, the mother of Jessie Logan, an 18-year-old Cincinnati high school student who committed suicide last July after being taunted when a naked photo of her was circulated on the internet, has gone public to discuss how her daughter’s life spiraled out of control and to appeal for tougher “sexting laws.”  The girl had been interviewed on local television last May about how she had been harassed by other students after an ex-boyfriend posted a photo she had sent via cell phone; two months later, after attending the funeral of a classmate who committed suicide, she hanged herself. The tragic case puts a face on the sexting controversy and reveals how dire its consequences can be.


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