MANASSAS, Va. (USA Today) -- Virginia police have obtained a search warrant to photograph the erect penis of a 17-year-old facing felony child-pornography charges for sexting an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend, the boy's lawyer says.
If he doesn't cooperate, the Manassas City Police Department has threatened to take him to a hospital and medically induce an erection with an injection, attorney Jessica Harbeson Foster told The Washington Post.
Police already photographed the teen's genitals against his will when he was arrested in late January, she said.
The boy is due back in juvenile court in Prince William County next Tuesday.
Wednesday night, Manassas City authorities, who previously have had no comment, defended the filing of child-pornography charges and addressed the search warrant.
"It is not the policy of the Manassas City Police or the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to authorize invasive search procedures of suspects in cases of this nature and no such procedures have been conducted in this case," the statement said.
The teen was charged with manufacturing and distributing child pornography after his girlfriend's mother called police. He allegedly sent the girl "pornographic videos ... after being repeatedly being told to stop," the statement added.
Foster said the boy sent the video after she sent him photos of herself; the content has not been described. The girl has not been charged.