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Model jailed for nude photo shoot at former school

Valerie Dodds, a 19-year-old from Lincoln, Neb., posed naked outside her former Catholic high school and was cited by police for trespassing and public nudity; she was sentenced to jail. Facebook

LINCOLN, Neb. - A Lincoln woman has dropped her appeal and begun serving a 45-day jail sentence for sneaking onto the campus of the Catholic high school she once attended and posing naked for her adult website, reports CBS affiliate KOLN.

Lancaster County Judge Thomas Fox ordered 20-year-old Valerie Dodds to serve 30 days in jail for trespassing and 15 for public nudity back in December. The local porn star dropped her appeal over a week ago. ABC affiliate KETV reports that she began serving her sentence on Wednesday.

"I'm taking it as a really bad vacation. I'm not going to work or do anything. I feel like I'm harmless as to what I did, and they are definitely bringing the hammer as far as the sentencing goes," Dodds told KETV before she reported to jail.

Dodds posed around the school's football field in May 2013. The photos were later posted on her website, where she performs under the stage name Val Midwest. Dodds has said the photo shoot was revenge against students and teachers at her former school who gave her grief when she shared her plans to go into pornography.

With good-time credit on the trespassing conviction, Dodds is expected to spend 36 days in jail if her conviction is upheld.

Defense attorney Chad Wythers said in December that the punishment did not fit the crime. He also said the sentence was similar to what a criminal defendant would have received for second-offense drunken driving.

Dodds' business partner, Shane Harrington, said the nude photos were taken late at night to avoid any possible contact with minors. Photos taken at the school during the day show Dodds wearing pasties over her nipples and a thong, which doesn't violate state law.

  • Crimesider Staff

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