"All parties involved no longer desire prosecution and the case will be closed," says the Mesa Police Department

By Steve Helling
Updated May 05, 2016 08:15 AM
Credit: Mesa County Sheriff's Office

All charges have been dropped against Hunter Osborn, the Arizona teen who exposed himself in a football team photograph that was subsequently printed in the high school yearbook.

Hunter Osborn, now 19, was charged with Osborn was charged with 69 misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure – one for each person present at the photo shoot. He was also charged with one felony count of furnishing harmful items to minors, because some of the football players were as young as 15.

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On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office decided not to pursue the case. If he had been convicted, he could have been forced to register as a sex offender.

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In a statement, the Mesa Police Department also confirmed that the charges would be dropped.

“On Saturday 4/30/16, in accordance with mandatory reporting laws, the Red Mountain High School principal initiated a report involving Hunter Osborn inappropriately exposing himself in a published yearbook photograph,” the statement begins.

“The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has advised us they reviewed the felony charge of Furnishing Harmful Items to Minors and the charge was declined. The misdemeanor charge of Indecent Exposure has been returned to the Police Department for further investigation. At this time all parties involved no longer desire prosecution and the case will be closed.”