August 31, 2018 3:01 pm
Updated: August 31, 2018 6:35 pm

Quebec City high school students charged for allegedly distributing photos of girls

All five are charged with luring, while one is facing a count of distribution of child pornography, the Crown said in a statement Friday.

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Five Quebec City high school students are facing charges for allegedly distributing photos of young girls, with one of the accused also charged with sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

The Crown said in a statement all five are charged with luring, while one is facing a count of distribution of child pornography.

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Other charges are extorsion and making an intimate image accessible without consent.

The five will have to appear in youth court during the next few weeks. They are not allowed to communicate directly or indirectly with any of the plaintiffs.

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Police were alerted in mid-April by authorities at the Séminaire des Pères Maristes.

Authorities did not specify the age of the teenagers.

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