Rita Hernandez. Area News Reporter. The Southside Light.
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Some middle school students in Castle Rock may be facing criminal charges for forwarding nude photos of their classmates through their cell phones. It was apparently part of a dare and investigators say as many as six female students took part. They say the photos may have been forwarded to as many as fifty people and administrators are now concerned those pictures may end up here on the Internet.
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Law enforcement say they're investigating a lot of cases of nude photos being used for blackmail or other forms of control. But Gearman says it is something every parent needs to be aware of, perhaps even earlier than many people might think. But Captain Gearman says teens are not the only people sending and using nude pictures for control. Hegg says parents should outline their rights in a contract with their teen before they ever start using a cellphone. Hegg says that contract should also spell out the consequences if a parent does find that their child is using their cellphone inappropriately. Police say it's important to help teens, and even adults, realize the serious possible consequences of sending nude photos. They say you never know where those photos may end up down the road. Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File.
Welsh said. On Thursday night, separate community meetings were held for parents of football players and parents of other students to address the scandal, which has shocked this quiet, semirural community of 16, The team was forced to forfeit its final game of the season. Because it is a felony to possess or distribute child pornography, the charges could be serious. But because most of the people at fault are themselves minors and, in some cases, took pictures of themselves and sent them to others, law enforcement officials are at a loss as to how to proceed. Students at the school described a competitive point system that classmates used to accrue photographs. Different point values were assigned to different students. Students who collected naked photographs gained points by adding these desirable children to their collections.