Georgia Teen Filmed Students Having Sex in School Bathroom
A 17-year-old named Kyle Steven Bahner has been arrested for filming two of his fellow students having sex in a school bathroom.
What was probably an impulsive decision could cost him big time and reshape his future for the worst.
If convicted, he could spend years behind bars, as the video below will explain.
Kyle Bahner is a Georgia teen who attends Harrison High School.
It was at school, during lunch hours, during which he allegedly entered the men's restroom and overheard the tell-tale signs of sexual activity.
What should have been an amusing anecdote to share with his friends became something else, as she held his phone above the stall in which the sex was taking place.
There, he recorded two fellow students, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, having sex within the stall.
He reportedly recorded all of this without their permission.
To make things worse, he then distributed that video to a number of friends via social media.
That, folks, is a crime.
On a scripted teen drama, something like this might happen
When the assistant principal learned that this video was being spread, Cobb County police were notified.
According to the warrant, Bahner told administrators:
"I took a video of a guy and a girl in a stall because I don't see how they should let that happen and I was showing it to my friends."
He is charged with eavesdropping surveillance, and has been released on $ 5,000 bail.
If convicted, he could face 1-5 years in prison.
A number of people are blaming the victims for this.
To be clear, though having sex on campus is almost certainly against school rules, they were clearly trying to avoid being seen and did not in any way invite being recorded.
(While not everyone engages in it, sex in bathrooms is a pretty normal occurrence in high school)
Additionally, a lot of people are asking why he has not been charged with child pornography.
After all, a number of teens have been charged with that hefty, life-ruining label for taking photos of themselves.
The answer, quite frankly, is that the video did not show anyone's genitals. At least there's that.
As you can see, Twitter was full of misinformed outrage among other responses.
While it is totally normal for someone to have the impulse to share what they are seeing, it is not appropriate to film people having sex and distribute it without their consent. Especially when the students are minors.
For that matter, if you're alone in a bathroom, a mirror selfie is fine. Beyond that … nobody needs to be photographing or recording anything in bathrooms.
Bahner has also gotten into trouble with the school for this incident.
"This incident has been thoroughly investigated by school administrators and school district police. In addition to the criminal charge, appropriate action has been taken in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct."
Well … that was vague, but that's appropriate. Bahner, like his alleged victims, is a minor.