Nebraska RB Maurice Washington Being Charged With Revenge Porn After He Sent His Ex-GF an Explicit Video of Herself From HS

The lesson here is when you break up with someone just let it go, don’t throw things like this back in their face. It is even odd he would have this type of video on his phone to begin with.

I’d assume he felt that because he wasn’t in the video and he just sent it to her, he couldn’t be charged, but he was wrong.

A star football player from the Bay Area, now playing running back for the University of Nebraska, faces criminal charges under California’s relatively new “revenge porn” law in connection to a video of a 15-year-old Bay Area teen allegedly being sexually assaulted, according to court records obtained by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit.

San Jose native Maurice Washington III did not record the video and is not part of the alleged assault involving his ex-girlfriend and two former classmates. But Washington is accused of keeping the video on his phone and sending it to the victim last March, along with the message, “Remember this hoe [sic].”

Washington, who dated the victim during his freshman year at The King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, is being charged under the “Revenge Porn” law because he’s accused of sending the video to inflict emotional damage on the victim. Because the victim was 15 when the video was recorded, he’s also being charged with distribution of child pornography, a felony.

It was clear his intentions were to inflict emotional damage as I stated before he likely didn’t think there were legal repercussions of sending a video to someone who is in the video, but now he and everyone else should know that isn’t the case.

Also, the question begs why haven’t the two former classmates been arrested? If this is a sexual assault and they have the video, why hasn’t any action be taken?

*UPDATE*

Here is some new information about the case and it is really strange.

Although she did not report the incident as a rape at the time because she says she felt ashamed, Taylor told NBC Bay Area the video depicts a sexual assault, not a consensual sex act. Taylor alleges the teen boys in the video forced her into having sex after telling her they were going to a fast food restaurant. NBC Bay Area is not naming the teens because they were juveniles at the time and were never charged with sexual assault.

“That’s when they started to rape me, and while I was being raped, they took a video that I had no idea about.”

According to a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department search warrant obtained by NBC Bay Area, school administrators at The King’s Academy soon learned of the video and told anyone who had a copy of the video to delete it. Taylor said she and the two classmates in the video were forced to leave the school. Washington, according to the search warrant, still had a copy of the video.

So, they covered up more or less the crime of the rape, but went after Washington for the sending her the tape. The young men who rape her have gotten away scot-free, that doesn’t seem right.

She explains what led her to going after Washington, but not her rapists.

Robert Littal

Editor in Chief and Founder of BlackSportsOnline