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D-200 teens accused of posting doctored images to internet face new charges, GPS monitoring

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:12 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:49 p.m. CDT

WHEATON – Two Wheaton teenagers accused of posting inappropriate doctored images online of their teachers and classmates are facing new charges and being court-monitored via GPS tracking ankle bracelets, according to DuPage County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Paul Darrah.

The pair, who were eighth graders at Edison Middle School at the time of the alleged activities, were initially each charged with eight various counts of harassment and obscenity, four of which are felonies.

In a status hearing June 26, both were read additional charges, which include one charge of harassment by telephone and one count of mob action apiece, Darrah said.

One of the teens also received one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

The original charges for allegedly participating in the use of fake social media accounts to post the images were filed May 23, according to Darrah. The subsequent charges were filed June 3.

Part of the pair's bond requires they not be in contact with each other and stay off the internet, with the exception of schoolwork, he said. They are being monitored to ensure they do not break those terms.

The next court dates for the two, who are being tried separately, are July 17 and Aug. 18.

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