PIHS student charged in sexting case

A 15 year old male has been arrested and charged in a Presque Isle High School sexting case.

The juvenile has been charged with 16 counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, which is a Class C felony. He was also expelled from the school.

Last month, police started an investigation into the incident.

Police say that the juvenile allegedly sent threatening messages on social media apps demanding girls send him nude images of themselves or of them posing in provocative positions.

If the girls did not comply with the demands, the juvenile threatened to release embarrassing information about them. Police said he also threatened to make up and spread rumors about the girls.

According to police, the incidents occurred over the past few months.

The girls involved in the case range from ages 12 to 17.