Jesse Logan: Sexting Suicide

March 6, 2009

The Jesse Logan sexting suicide is a cautionary tale for teenagers, parents and the public. See photos, video and a biography here of the courageous teen who had warned others of the dangers of sexting. Her full name is Jessica Logan.

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Jesse Logan

The teen, who was also known as Jessica Logan, is in the news today because her mother Barbara Logan is bringing to greater public awareness the tragic Jesse Logan sexting suicide.

In 2008, the teen had sent nude pictures via texting to her boyfriend. After their breakup, he maliciously sent the photos to hundreds of students at the Cincinnati, Ohio high school they attended. Jessie Logan suffered vicious harassment, abuse and name calling, demonizing her as a ‘bad girl.’ As a result, she became depressed and afraid to go to school. She started skipping school, causing her grades to plummet.

Despite her travail, she bravely went public (although with her identity disguised with voice alteration and in silhouette) and appeared on a local Cincinnati TV station in May 2008 and told her story. She said she wanted to “make sure no one else will have to go through this again.�?

Tragically, two months later, on July 3, 2008, Jesse Logan committed suicide at age 18; she hung herself in her bedroom.

Sexting, as Jessie Logan’s mother is pointing out, is a widespread problem. According to 2008 data from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 39 percent of teens are sending or posting sexually suggestive messages, and 48 percent reported receiving such messages.

Jessica Logan Biography

As a biography, Jesse Logan was 18 years old. Her parents were Cynthia Logan and Albert Logan. She was a beautiful teen who had blond hair and blue eyes. She was a graduate of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and aspired to study graphic design at the University of Cincinnati.

In total, five teenagers have been identified as spreading the pictures of Jesse Logan to hundreds of students in the Tri-State area, far beyond the high school she attended.

Although a school resource officer at Sycamore became aware of the situation and confronted students who harassed Jessie Logan, he was unable to do anything. Consulting with prosecutors he found that there were no laws to protect her because she was 18 years old.

Her mother, in an interview said she had a final conversation with her daughter hours before her death.

“And she said ‘I love you madre.’ And I said ‘I love you baby and I’ll see you soon.’”

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Jesse Logan Photos

Here are several more pictures of Jessica Logan. Watch the video tribute to Jesse below.

Jessica Logan Video

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35 Responses to “Jesse Logan: Sexting Suicide”

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    RNic Says:

    You can teach your kids not to have premarital sex, you can teach your kids not to use the latest technology to send naked pictures. However, she was 18, she has hormones, she is human and she trusted someone.

    It falls into the hands of the ex boyfriend, who took her trust and ultimately caused her so much pain she felt ending her life was the only option… his fault, plain and simple. He should live with this pain forever, as long as he lives think about where her beautiful smile would be today, and every day had he not decided to send out private pictures.. and for all those jealous, immature girls… may you experience something called KARMA, and GUILT.


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    William Says:

    I feel deeply saddened by this tale. I cant even imagine the pain that she must have went through to make her do it. I hope the guy that did this to her lives in guilt for the rest of his life. How could he do such a thing. I send my deepest condolences to her family.

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    Tom Says:

    I beleive this is called Darwinism

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    Toni Says:

    This is very. Unfortunately, I believe children that would torment in that manner in the first place were raised very poorly and will not have to much guilt over their behavior, as well…they actually did it in the first place. We need to teach children more self confidence so when a mistake is made, they feel like they can recover. The most we can do is get the word out that Bullying and tormenting is for low class people and girls…and boys…keep sex private. Do not let Hollywood convince you otherwise as they are just trying to make a buck off us all.

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    Paula Says:

    The technology challenged parents of some of these teens can’t seem to keep up with the amount of trouble that their kids can get into now. She shouldn’t have sent the pics but that doesn’t excuse the sick kids that terrorized and harrassed her. They always seem to need to find some scapegoat to make themselves feel ever so important and above the crowd. Too bad it just shows how small and petty they are. Karma is funny. It may not be today, tomorrow, or next week but it will come back to bite them for all their hatefulness.

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    John Says:

    It is certainly sad that another mother has lost a child too soon. But it is a sin (and I use the term lightly) that young people today are encouraged to reap the fruits of maturity without the responsibilities therof. Once you take that step and you have sex too early and you make the mistake of publicizing it as she did… who’s been telling our young people that their actions will have no consequences?

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    joe Says:

    theOne… you need to reread the article. the incident occurred last year, and the mother is bringing the issue to public attention, not seeking revenge or a scapegoat. better for her daughter’s death to be a cold warning to others, rather than to have occurred in vain, right?
    as for what this tells us about people nowadays – it’s disgusting that kids feel it necessary to bully (this is am ever present social issue), appalling that the ex should stoop so low, but tragically naive for jesse to believe that taking these photos was a good idea.
    let’s hope that should anything good come of this tragedy, that people question themselves before they put themselves in similar situations, and also that they consider consequences of bullying and petty acts of revenge.

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    Connor Says:

    this is the saddest thing ive ever seen. it makes me sick to my stomach. that girl had a smile to kill. and now shes dead. its disgusting.

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    Bill Says:

    Where is the “boyfriend” that sent these pics out? I think somebody needs to have a chat with him.

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    Brittany Says:

    I feel so sick to my stomach that people pushed this young girl to take her own life. She trusted someone with pictures of her , and other grls have been in the same situation. It wasnt a smart idea to show her boyfriend them but she did and he had no right to show them to other people. He has no respect for her and its devistating how young girls would send those pictures to other people. They have no right to treat someone the way they did. Jessica’s business is her own and for the girls to get involved was the worst mistake they ever made. I cant even begin to imagine the pain that she must have went through to make her do it. I hope they young man and the teenage girls live with this guilt for the rest of there lives. I send my deepest condolences to her family.

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