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'Sexting In Suburbia' true story inspired by Jessica Logan-Phillip Alpert

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"Sexting In Suburbia" is a true-story Lifetime movie most likely inspired by the suicide of Jessica Logan aka Jesse Logan and the sexting case of Phillip Alpert. The movie first premiered on Lifetime in 2012. "Sexting In Suburbia" is directed by John Stimpson and written by Marcy Holland. The cast stars: Ryan Kelley, Liz Vassey and Jenn Proske.

"Sexting In Suburbia" synopsis/plot

After finding her daughter Dina dead, a mother vows to get to the truth behind her death. As she digs deeper into her daughter's personal life, she finds out that her daughter was being harassed over nude photos that were sent to her boyfriend.

According to Traciy Curry-Reyes of the Movies Based On True Stories Archives and Database, the movie was inspired by two cyberbullying-sexting cases. The suicide of Jessica Logan and the conviction of Phillip Alpert.

Case 1:

  • According to New York Daily News, Jessica 'Jesse' Logan committed suicide after sexually suggestive photos of her went viral. Logan had originally sent the photos to her then boyfriend. That boyfriend sent the pictures around Sycamore High School when the two had a fight. Jessica Logan was harassed and called names. In 2009, her mother Cynthia Logan found her daughter hanging in a closet in her bedroom. No charges were ever filed against the man who sent the photos.

Case 2:

  • The second case that inspired the movie involved the case of Phillip Alpert, an 18-year-old man who sent nude photos of his 16-year-old girlfriend to other people after the relationship ended. Alpert was convicted of sending child pornography, according to CNN. He was sentenced to five years probation and is listed as a Florida sex offender.
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