Girl, 16, Busted On Child Porn Rap For Posting Naked "Selfies" To Twitter
A Virginia teenager is facing a child pornography charge after allegedly posting naked “selfies” on Twitter, according to police.
The 16-year-old girl was arrested after police received an anonymous tip last week that "multiple" nude photos had recently been uploaded to Twitter.
When questioned by a school resource officer, the teen reportedly “acknowledged that she had taken and posted the pictures on Twitter and had also sent them to some male acquaintances,” according to a James City County Police Department spokesperson. The girl’s mother also confirmed to police that the photos were of her daughter.
The girl, whose name was not released by cops, was charged with distributing child pornography, a felony. Her phone “was taken into custody for evidentiary purposes,” police reported.
According to cops, the teenager has been referred to Juvenile Intake, which “offers a Sexting Education diversion program” for minors and their families. The girl would likely be required to complete the program as part of any case settlement.
Law enforcement agencies regularly issue warnings to parents that their children could face criminal charges for disseminating (or viewing) naked photos of fellow minors.
Last July, a 15-year-old Florida girl was arrested on a child porn count for showing several classmates an iPhone photo depicting “two juveniles engaged in oral sex.” When questioned by police, the girl admitted to taking the photo (in which she appears).