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NC Investigation Of Nude Student Photos Expands

DURHAM, N.C. An investigation of photos of nude students appearing on the Internet without their permission is expanding beyond the Raleigh area.


Two girls have contacted the Durham County Sheriff's Office to report someone had posted nude photos of them on the social networking site Instagram.


Earlier this week, Wake Forest police says the mother of a teen reported someone had posted nude photos of her daughter on Twitter and Instagram. Police said they had potentially identified "numerous victims" who are students at Wake County high schools.


The latest reports involved a 14-year-old student at Githens Middle School in Durham and a 17-year-old high school student.


"I anticipate the number of reports of this nature we receive will increase as children and parents become more aware of this type of behavior on social media," said Paul Sherwin, a spokesman for the Durham sheriff's office said. "The responsibility of children's safety on the Internet ultimately falls on parents."


Deputies are working to determine which laws apply "given that the likely ages of those involved are all under 18 and the photographs were most likely taken and distributed willingly to at least one other person," Sherwin said.


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