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    16-Year-Old Arrested For Child Porn After Posting ‘Selfie’ Pics On Twitter

    By James Kosur | Yahoo Small Business

    16 Year Old Arrested For Child Porn After Posting ‘Selfie’ Pics On Twitter image Twitter and Child Pornograph16 Year Old Arrested For Child Porn After Posting Selfie Pics On Twitter

    A 16-year-old girl in Virginia was arrested and charged with child pornography this week when she posted naked “selfies” on Twitter.

    A school resource officer questioned the teen and a James City County Police Department spokesman says the young girl “acknowledged that she had taken and posted the pictures on Twitter and had also sent them to some male acquaintances.”

    Police spoke with the embarrassed girls mother who confirmed that the naked photos were those of her underage daughter.

    Police have not released the name of the minor, but acknowledged that she was charged with distributing child pornography. While she could face felony charges, it is more than likely that the minor will be let off with a warning or possibly probation for her first offense.

    The young Twitter users was referred to Juvenile Intake, a program which “offers a Sexting Education diversion program” for minors and their families.

    Last year a 15-year-old girl in Florida was charged with a similar offense after tweeting photos of oral sex among minors.

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