High School student charged with rape

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By Patrick Yost

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A 18–year–old Morgan County High School student has been arrested and charged with statutory rape, computer child exploitation and distribution of material depicting nudity or sexual conduct.

According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Steven Wade Waters, 18, Newborn was arrested and charged on December 13 after an administrator at the school reported to authorities that Waters allegedly was sending nude pictures of a minor student to other students at the school.

Reports state that Waters allegedly sent nude pictures of a 15–year-old female to another female student at the school. That student, reports state, told authorities that she received two photos of the juvenile and then sent the photos to two other students.

Reports state that the female student that received and sent the photos is now under investigation but has not yet been arrested.

Waters allegedly volunteered to authorities that he had sent the photos and had sexual relations with the 15–year–old minor.

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