Hunter Osborn, a 19-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Arizona, admits to exposing himself as a prank in the varsity team football photo for the yearbook. The prank has resulted in numerous criminal charges against Osborn (video below).
Osborn said he did the prank on a dare from a fellow football player, but is now charged with 69 misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and one felony count of furnishing harmful items to minors, notes KSAZ.
The picture was printed by the school in football game programs for months and in the yearbook, before the school realized what it showed.
Osborn, who was 18 years old at the time of the picture, exposed his penis at the top of his football uniform, notes KHPO.
The 69 counts are because there were 69 students, ages 15 to 19, present during the picture-taking on the football field bleachers, but it's not clear if they all saw Osborn's genitals.
Police Det. Steve Berry said it is an ongoing investigation and the number of charges could go up or down.
The felony count of furnishing harmful items to minors is not clear as it was the school that published the photo.
Osborn, who is confined at home with an electronic monitoring device, reportedly told police that was "disgusted by what he had done."
The Mesa Public Schools District said in a statement:
"The district is dismayed by the actions of the students involved in the photograph. Their behavior does not reflect the values of Red Mountain High School or Mesa Public Schools. Upon learning of the photograph, school administration immediately contacted police and is cooperating fully with the investigation. Disciplinary action will follow policy and may be based on the outcome of the police investigation.
"The school and district are conducting an investigation to determine what actions might have prevented the publication of the photograph, so appropriate safeguards can be put in place going forward. While the small size of the photograph as published makes the details difficult to discern, the yearbook has been recalled so the school can make a minor but critical edit for the inappropriate content."