Under Georgia law, it is illegal to upload or send lewd photographs or video on the internet as a form of harassment. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does not identify victims of sex crimes.
Kelly and the girl had dated for a year and a half when she sent him the photos.
The teenager, now 18 and a student at Georgia Southern, was told about the photos being posted by one of Kelly’s friends and reported it to university police the next day, according to the report. She’d tried to reach out to Kelly about the posts but could not get in contact with him. Police said she also called his parents, but the father hung up on her.
Kelly eventually called the alleged victim back and spoke with investigators, who asked him to come to Statesboro to speak with them in person, according to the report. It is not known if Kelly went to the university to speak with them.
Warrants were taken out for Kelly’s arrest after Snapchat provided information about the account.
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