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Teen pleads 'no contest' to posting nude pic of teen girl on Instagram

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17-year-old Juan Bautista (Source: Facebook) 17-year-old Juan Bautista (Source: Facebook)
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Rowan County high school student has been pleaded "no contest" to accusations that he created an Instagram account and posted a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl.

Seventeen-year-old Juan Bautista appeared before a judge on Wednesday afternoon to charges of cyberstalking.  He was arrested in February at West Rowan High School after investigators say he posted a topless picture of a classmate.

According to investigators, Bautista created an Instagram account and posted a picture of the minor in "full nudity."  The account was online for 24-hours, WBTV has learned.

In court on Wednesday, Bautista received a 20-day suspended sentence, supervised probation and had to pay court costs.  He was also ordered not to possess any pornography and to destroy any and all photos of the victim that he has.

Investigators say the photo had originally been sent to young girl's boyfriend in confidence, but was leaked to Bautista and four others. Bautista then posted it online.

During the investigation, officials said, Bautista was "open and honest about his actions and accepts responsibility."

His lawyer, James Davis, told the court that Bautista apologized profusely to the victim.

"Sometimes young people do immature things," Davis said.

The judge called it a "stupid mistake."

After his arrest, Bautista was suspended from school for his involvement in the case.

Police have said this case is separate from the investigation into pictures of other nude students being posted on the social media site.

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