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Lawsuit over 'sexting' suicide heads to court

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A judge will hear arguments for the first time Monday about a lawsuit over a local girl's suicide, reportedly brought about by sexting.

This is a civil lawsuit brought on by the parents of Jessica Logan.

Albert and Cynthia Logan say Jessica sent a nude picture of herself to her then-boyfriend. The two broke up and he sent the photo around school, causing harassment and severe depression that lead to her suicide last July.

The civil suit was filed in May against Sycamore High School, the city of Montgomery and several students. The lawsuit claims the school did nothing to stop the harassment and Montgomery Police failed to criminally charge those students who were sending the photos.

A quote from the lawsuit says, "After three months of hazing, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation of character, negligence and the breach of privacy and civil rights, we claim wrongful death."

Jessica's parents have been outspoken about getting tougher criminal laws, as well. They want to make it a misdemeanor for teens 18 and younger to send sexually provocative or nude pictures of themselves or others.

The first arguments in this civil case will be heard at 1:45 p.m. in Judge Mallory's courtroom.

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