Associated Press:

Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him. Police and prosecutors faced a wave of criticism following news media reports that they had obtained a warrant to take photos of the teen's erect penis. Police wanted the pictures to compare against photos he is accused of sending to his 15-year-old girlfriend at the time.

Good job, flying monkeys. The boy's aunt—his legal guardian—says she won't be satisfied until the charges against her nephew are dropped. Neither will I. Because threatening to ruin a kid's life by bringing felony charges that could land him on a sex-offender registry for life can have disastrous consequences.