BRADENTON, Fla. – A 19-year-old man who posted a nude photo of his younger ex-girlfriend on her MySpace page was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Anthony D. Rich pleaded no contest Tuesday to child abuse and attempted child abuse. He is expected to begin his sentence in October.

Prosecutors reduced the charges from sex crimes that could have branded Rich a sex offender for life. He was 17 when he posted the photo of his then-15-year-old girlfriend on the social networking Web site.

Rich had dated the girl for more than two years. He posted the photo after they broke up. The girl consented to having the photo taken, but Rich did not have permission to post it, authorities said.

  1. Mathew says:

    Serves him right. Posting up dodgy pics of your ex should get you into trouble regardless of their age.

  2. gogglesnteeth says:

    Awwwww good. Another proud reason to live in Florida!
    Florida: The “second chance” state.
    Florida: Heaven’s waiting room.
    Florida: The limp ______ of the U.S.

    I could go on and on…

  3. KVolk says:

    age is definitely not a sign of maturity or wisedom.

  4. ChrisMac says:

    no link?

  5. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    I agree with Matthew; two years diff? BFD. But posting the pics for revenge? That’s the act of a shithead. That’s what he deserves the 30 days for…

  6. Larry says:

    And I suppose everybody that looked at the pictures is also guilty of a crime.

  7. joshua says:

    #6…Larry….actually…..any of them over 18 in most states, that did look could be arrested for child porn.

    His reasons for doing it aside…..the fact remains that she is 15….if you get caught with her photo on your putor….your going to jail or a big fine and you get to join that exclusive club of registered pervs.

    Remember….the courts have ruled that not knowing her age isn’t an excuse….they have also ruled that even *sims* depicting underage is illegal.

  8. hhopper says:

    Wow, that’s a little scary. If you just happened to go to the site from a link somewhere and the cops found it on your hard drive…

    Felony? Things are getting weird.

  9. Angel H. Wong says:


    At his age, he’ll probably be a girlfriend in prison.

  10. Ralph, the School Bus Driver says:

    The kid needs to do some growing up. Maybe he will after a month in jail. If he survives.

  11. Lauren the Ghoti says:


    Bradenton is a pretty low-key place. He’s gonna spend a few weeks in the city jail or the Manatee County lockup, not Attica or Supermax. If sleeping, watching TV and playing cards can kill you, then I guess he might not survive…

    Jeez, I mean, c’mon guyz. You been watching reruns of Midnight Express or something? 🙂

  12. TIHZ_HO says:

    Well its Bush country there… what more do you want?


  13. ChrisMac says:

    If you have a myspace account.. yourf a child molester.. plain and simple

    might aswell get off irc and wow too..
    too many kids..

    you fucking freaks

  14. TIHZ_HO says:

    And this is from the state that decided the Bush election…

    I think Democracy is in dire need of a service pack -or is it an animal name upgrade, lets call it “Pig” US X.


  15. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    T_H, you keep referring to Florida as though it were Texas. It ain’t.

  16. TIHZ_HO says:

    #15 LtG: Florida recount – Florida governor Jeb Bush… I see now, it was Texas…


  17. ChrisMac says:

    #12 – Stop talkin about my bush, country…

  18. Simon says:

    A Danish newspaper have a page 9 girl, similar to The Suns page 3 girl. They have had girls as young as 15, of cause the parents have to accept, but the age thing is really only a problem because it’s the US. This would have been much of a story if she was 18, as similar things happens rather frequently.

  19. TIHZ_HO says:

    #17 🙂


  20. Darthvcdr says:

    Remember folks.. Your country, the United States (i’m Canadian, so not too far off mind you) was founded by puritans that were too uptight for the English!

    I’m surprised there’s not more book/movie burnings going on.. I know there would be if the extremist conservatives were nearly as powerful as they think they are…

    I want to move to Antarctica… the penguins accept you no matter what

  21. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    T_H – pause for a mo and think about it. If Florida were “Bush country” there wouldn’t’ve been a virtual tie, now would there? Factor out the Cubans (the older generation) who buy into the jingoistic flag-waving of the Repugs, turning their backs on the pro-immigration Dems who got them here, and Florida is clearly a blue state.

    I’ve lived most of my life in Florida and Texas. Texas is Bush country. Urban and suburban Florida is not. The Panhandle and the less-populous north are part of the Repug-leaning South, and have more in common with neighboring Georgia and Alabama then they do with central and south Florida, where most of the people are. South Florida is a Democratish extension of the Northeast where so many of it’s residents originated.

    And as the older Cuban-born Cubans die out and are replaced by their American-born descendants, Florida gets bluer all the time.

    ‘Bush country’ my ass.

  22. Mr. Fusion says:

    #21 Lauren

    ‘Bush country’ my ass.

    “Lauren has a hairy butt,
    Lauren has a hairy butt,”

  23. Lauren the Ghoti says:

    Well, Fusion – as Marie Antoinette is said to’ve remarked to Oscar Wilde whilst awaiting the train to Osaka, “That’s easy for you to say.” 😉


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