Two Pennsylvania men are facing felony charges after admitting to taping themselves having sex with a 17-year-old girl and sharing it with other minors.
Damien Thurston, 19, and Samuel Hay, 21, both of Monroeton, are facing five charges, four of which are felonies.
- Felony Photographic, Videotaping, Depicting on Computer or Filming Sexual Acts
- Felony Unlawful Contact with Minor
- Felony Dissemination of Photographs, Videotapes, Computer Depictions and Films
- Felony Sexual Abuse of Children
- Misdemeanor Corruption of Minors
According to court documents acquired by 18 News, a video was taken while the defendants and victim engaged in sexual intercourse with both men.
The victim’s ex-boyfriend later received the video from a 16-year-old female and later informed the victim the video was circulating. The 16-year-old allegedly received the video through Facebook Messenger from Hay.
Police say Thurston gave a “thumbs up” during the video, leading police to believe he knew the phone was recording. Thurston and Hay told police they believed the victim was 20-years-old and that she initiated the physical contact.
Thurston confirmed explicit details from the victim’s story while at State Police headquarters in Towanda.
Thurston was released on $10,000 non-monetary bail, and Hay was committed to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail.
18 News will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.