“He would have never done that,” Gross said.
“I just feel like she needs to take responsibility for her actions and justice needs to be served for Tysen.”
Marquette County prosecutor Matt Wiese said the charges are about sending a message to parents that they have to monitor their children's internet use.
"The reason that we have decided to go forward, is because we wanted to get the message out there to the community and to parents to be more active and proactive in knowing where their children are going when they're on social media platforms," Wiese told WOOD-TV.
Authorities are charging the girl as a juvenile. The misdemeanor charges normally carry a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.