Cops: Boys, 14, recorded, texted sex video; 20 suspended

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 3:36 PM

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two 14-year-old boys have been arrested after one of them allegedly shot video of the other having sex with a young girl.

The Smithtown High School students have not been identified. Police say they face charges including disseminating indecent material to minors. Police provided no information on whether they have attorneys who could comment. The case is being prosecuted in Family Court.

As many as 20 students at neighboring Kings Park High School were suspended for either viewing the encounter on their smartphones, or sending copies to friends.

At least one parent is decrying his son's suspension, saying he should not be punished simply for receiving the unsolicited video.

A civil libertarian says the incident has raised questions over due process.