Following a wave of justified outrage, Virginia police have said they “are not going to serve the search warrant” that authorized them to photograph the medically induced erection of a 17-year-old boy. He’s currently facing two felony counts of possessing and manufacturing child pornography for allegedly exchanging sexual pictures and videos with his then-15-year-old girlfriend. The photos, prosecutors said, would be used for comparison.
Manassas City Police said in a statement that it is not their policy “to authorize invasive search procedures of suspects in cases of this nature,” but the boy’s aunt claimed they never would have backed off without the widespread uproar against the insane legal strategy. “They would have gotten away with this,” she told the Associated Press. “They were not going to back off.” The teenager, however, still faces charges that could have him registered as a sex offender for life.