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'My Life Is A Lifetime Movie': Teen Brought Up On Child Pornography Charges For Picture Of Her In A Bra (VIDEO)

11/29/2012 07:41 am ET | Updated Nov 29, 2012

Marissa Miller, at 14-years old, found national fame in perhaps the most unexpected -- and embarrassing -- way possible in 2009. The Pennsylvania teen was brought up on child pornography charges for a picture of her in a bra. Her story was featured on the latest "My Life Is a Lifetime Movie." Miller's case was the first federal case involving "sexting."

It all started to go wrong for the teen when Miller’s friend snapped a picture of Miller in her bra at a slumber party years before. That picture wound up on a male student's cell phone, and that was all it took for then-district attorney George Skumanick. He was cracking down on “sexting” incidents, and Miller was one of 20 facing charges.

"What kind of town do we live in where the best thing our DA has to do is sit there, and find naked pictures of girls on guys' phones?" Miller said of the incident.

But Miller and her mother didn’t back down, joining forces with some of the other teens charged and taking Skumanick to court, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union. The case created a media frenzy.

Fallout from that case may have impacted Skumanick's reelection bid. After 20 years as the county's district attorney, he lost later that year.

In the end, a judge ruled that charges against Miller could not be filed, and the new district attorney dismissed the case.

See more wild true stores on "My Life Is a Lifetime Movie," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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