January 11, 2016 11:43 am
Updated: January 11, 2016 11:59 am

N.S. teens face child porn charges after sharing ‘intimate images’ of another teen

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Two young people are facing charges after RCMP in Windsor, Nova Scotia received a complaint about the distribution of intimate images on Jan. 6.

RCMP say the intimate photos were of a 15-year-old girl.

An investigation determined the photos were shared online through a chat website and text messages.

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A 15-year-old female has been charged with possession, distribution and publication of child pornography.

A second teen, a 15-year-old male, has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

“These are very serious offences so as police, we are urging parents to start the conversation with their children about the proper use of smart phones and technology,” RCMP spokesperson Const. Mark Skinner said in a release Monday.

“Much of our youth are constantly communicating on their smartphones. We need to ensure they understand the gravity of their actions and the consequences associated to the sharing of intimate images without consent.”

The two are scheduled to appear in Windsor provincial court on April 1.

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