Teens could face child porn charges
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- In the wake of a sexting scandal that broke out on the campus of a New Jersey high school, police and prosecutors have urged Ridgewood High School students to remove illicit photos and other sexually explicit materials from their electronic devices.
The Ridgewood High School administration said it first caught wind of students exchanging sexually revealing photos of themselves late last week. When school officials launched a preliminary investigation, they found "images of real or simulated sexual acts and photos of naked or semi-naked persons," said school superintendant Daniel Fishbein. Photos, taken outside the school's campus, were being circulated through the smart phone apps, Snapchat and Instagram.
New Jersey Statute 2C:24-4, Endangering the Welfare of Children, "does not differentiate on the age of the actors, but does differentiate on the age of people portrayed in," Chief John Ward of the Ridgewood County Police Department told ABC News.
- Police investigate shooting death as homicide
- FDA to regulate e-cigarettes
- Photos: People's 'Most Beautiful' list of 2014
- Photos: 'That happened how?' Bizarre mix-ups
- Dogwood Festival ready for weather, crowds 47 min ago
- Mother claims daughter assaulted on field trip
- 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash
- I-Team: Babies not getting care due to backlog
- I-Team: Mom warns of shopping cart danger
- Public memorial service set for Danielle Locklear
- Local roofer banned from taking money up front
- New Georgia law makes it legal to carry weapons into bars,...
- Video: Historic NCSU building set for demolition
- Video: Bruce Springsteen fans gather for PNC Arena...
- Dogwood Festival ready for weather, crowds
47 min ago
- Residents concerned about coal ash in Kerr...
56 min ago