Deputies: Student arrested in connection with naked photo posted to Instagram

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. —

Rowan County Sheriff’s deputies said they have arrested a teenager connected with the posting of a nude photograph of a girl to Instagram.
 
Deputies said Juan Bautista, 17, of Woodleaf, was arrested Friday and charged with cyberbullying. Bautista is a West Rowan High School student, according to officials.
 
Deputies said they were notified a nude photograph of a 15-year-old girl was posted to an Instagram account called “Thesehoes01.” Deputies said they were able to backtrack the path of the nude photograph.
 
Deputies said Bautista created the Instagram account on Monday and posted the photograph. Officials said the photograph had been originally sent to the 15-year-old’s boyfriend in confidence, but it was leaked to Bautista.
 
After Bautista was released on a written promise to appear in court, he was taken back to West Rowan High School to meet with the principal. Bautista was issued out-of-school suspension for his involvement and arrest, officials said.
 
His first appearance will be March 19.

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