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Arizona ‘yearbook flasher’ won’t face charges for prank photo

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Hunter Osborn (Photo: Mesa Police Department)

Hunter Osborn (Photo: Mesa Police Department)

MESA, Ariz. — A high school football player will not face charges after he exposed himself during the team’s yearbook photo as a prank, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday night.

Charges against Hunter Osborn were dismissed after all 69 people in the photo declined to press charges.

“I’m so happy with all the support, I am so thankful,” Osborn, who is now 19, told KNXV in Phoenix. “God is on my side and I’m blessed [by] everything that’s happened from the support side.”

Osborn, who was 18 at the time of the photo, was facing one count of furnishing harmful items to minors and 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure over the prank. He was arrested on Saturday.

Over 3,400 yearbooks were distributed to students before the prank was noticed, KTVK reported. Osborn reportedly told police he was dared to do it by a teammate and was “disgusted” with himself.

Most students who spoke with KTVK said they didn’t notice the issue until it was pointed out and thought the charges were too harsh for what they see as a prank.


  • KaitiLu

    I didn’t agree with the heavy charges that would follow him for life. Not sure I agree with none at all, but hopefully the mere threat of the possibility will cause him to make better choices in life.
    The news crew that camped outside his residence and trespassed to get the interview SHOULD be charged. Media has no shame. Charge John and his crew with stalking, impeding traffic and trespass. What a scummy bunch.

  • Steven RJ Smith

    Has anyone considered that technically the school provided 3,400 copies of “pornography” to at least a certain number of minors? In addition to requiring payment for them. The yearbook company is then liable as well. By definition if the case had continued the school system would have been complacent in an organized distribution which is a felony. Can anyone say RICO?

    I am glad that cooler heads prevailed.

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