There has been some debate around the net of exactly when these pics were taken. Some have said 2004 and other's have said 2003. If these sources are correct, the pics would be of her at a legal age. Pageant officials have said they didn't know when the photos of her were taken.
Hovever, Rees' attorney, Mario Torres, of Tampa, defended the blond beauty queen in a statement sent to the entertainment television show "Extra."
"Katie Rees Miss Nevada USA wants the public to know she was 17 and had a lapse in judgment," he said. "The actions on that evening in subject are in no way indicative of the person she is or the person she has become ... she is a law-abiding citizen and talented adult. This was an isolated incident that occurred more than five years ago when she was a minor."
There are those who believe her statement is a ruse to keep internet sites from posting the underage pics. Even so, several sites have thrown them up.
Whether she was underage or legal at the time the pics were taken has not been verified by anyone as of yet that I'm aware of. Given the nebulous information regarding this, pics of a nude nature will be removed until there is "absolute" verification that she was legal when they were taken. Sorry about that, but we must protect the board from any liability.