Boston police Sgt. Edwin Guzman, who Metro previously reported was facing charges of sending explicit images to a minor, is reportedly fighting those charges, the Boston Herald reported.
Guzman’s lawyer, Kenneth Anderson, claims that the charges are baseless, saying that the teen would not have thought the picture of a penis was shocking because of the plethora of d*ck pics on the Internet.
“You can’t tell me someone her age has never seen a picture of a penis on the Internet,” Anderson reportedly said.
Guzman allegedly sent explicit messages that escalated to sending a picture of his penis to the minor, who considered him a trusted adult and family friend in 2014.
“It started off we regularly chat and it's mostly about school and how life is,” the teenager, who was 16 at the time the messages were sent, explained to WCVB. “If I gave him like pleasure and let him do things to me, he'd be willing to buy me things…. He took a picture of his penis and he sent it to me.”
Guzman was charged with annoying a member of the opposite sex and for sending obscene material to a minor, however, two years later, the obscene material charge was dropped when investigators couldn't find evidence of the obscene image.
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