Teen girl facing child pornography charges over nude photos

March 27th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): A teenager from New Jersey has been arrested after she uploaded 30 nude photos of herself to her MySpace page, and is now facing child pornography charges.

The 14-year-old girl had posted the pictures to a social networking site “because she wanted her boyfriend to see them,” a police spokesman revealed.

Authorities arrested her after receiving an online tip-off about the images, which could have been viewed by anyone who “friended” her on MySpace.

MySpace has not commented on the incident, but has a team that reviews content uploaded to the social network.

The girl, who has been released into her mother’s custody, faces up to 17 years in jail if convicted of possession and distribution of child pornography.

She could also be placed on a state register of sex offenders.

“We consider this case a wake-up call to parents,” News.com.au quoted the police as saying. (ANI)

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