Sturtevant police say an 18-year-old J.I. Case High School student texted three naked pictures of himself to a 14-year-old girl and later admitted it was a stupid thing to do.

Bobby Salinas, of Mount Pleasant, was charged Friday with three felony counts of exposing a child to harmful material. If convicted, he faces up to 10-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $30,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called Thursday after a woman found pictures of a naked boy on her daughter’s phone. When police arrived, the woman showed them the photos, and the girl said she knew Salinas from school. The photos were transmitted one after the other during an eight-minute period, and the last phone included a message from Salinas apologizing and claiming he was high.

Police say they questioned Salinas who said the girl had seen naked photos of him on his phone so he didn’t think sending her pictures would be a big deal. He admitted that sending the naked pictures was “a stupid thing to do.”

Salinas remained in the Racine County Jail as of Friday night on a $1,000 cash bond and a $4,000 signature bond. He is ordered to not have any contact with the girl and will next be in court June 2 for his preliminary hearing.

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