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4th Cir.: Search of “sexting” suspect unreasonable (access required)

Even acting pursuant to a warrant, a police detective was not entitled to qualified immunity for compelling a teenager to perform a sexual act. Background In 2014, Manassas police detective David E. Abbott investigated allegations that 17-year-old Plaintiff T. Sims used his cell phone to send sexually explicit photos and videos of himself to his 15-year-old girlfriend. ...