Port Washington — The video may have vanished from viewers’ phones shortly after the Snapchat images were viewed, but up to three and a half years of prison time for a local student could be the result.
Tanner Meinel, 17, has his first court appearance Feb. 7 on one felony count of “capturing an image of nudity in a locker room,” according to the criminal complaint.
The Port Washington High School student could be fined up to $10,000 and spend up to three and a half years in prison for allegedly taking a video of a naked teen inside a locker room and sending it to his classmates using Snapchat, the complaint said.
The video was taken Nov. 10 in the locker room of the school when someone tossed the victim’s underwear on top of a speaker box, the complaint said. While the victim was trying to get his underwear down, the complaint says Meinel recorded his classmate.
The video was subsequently forwarded “to the student body” using Snapchat, the complaint said, which Meinel admitted to in the complaint.
As part of the school's policy, staff is required to report these types of incidents to authorities.