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Facebook photos on porn site

2012-02-17 12:41

Charlton - The FBI and Massachusetts police are trying to figure out who "hijacked" Facebook photos of teenage girls from more than a dozen high schools in the state and posted them on a website police say features child pornography.

Authorities on Thursday described the site as an anonymous bulletin board with links to pornographic content and photos of students from all 50 US states.

The Massachusetts link displayed pictures of 17 teenage girls from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton and others from schools around the state, officials said.

The photos of the fully-clothed girls contained information that could be used to identify the teens, including town and school signs, Charlton Police Chief James Pervier said.

The site is hosted in Ohio but its servers are in eastern Europe - outside local and federal authority, Charlton Police Lieutenant Carl Ekman said.

FBI special agent Richard DesLauriers said the agency was reviewing the matter to determine whether any laws were violated, including privacy and anti-pornography laws.

Boston FBI spokesperson Greg Comcowich said the site was running on Thursday. He would not discuss any agency actions taken in its review.

Comments
  • Monique - 2012-02-17 13:03

    Imagine I'm on a porn site and don't even know it...hectic! someone is selling my body without my knowledge.

      Fidel - 2012-02-17 13:25

      You won't necessarily be in a porn site unless you like taking pictures of yourself in your frog suite.

      Ma - 2012-02-17 15:10

      You could have got that Cash Monique. You were Robbed. Bastards!!!

  • janti.cloete - 2012-02-17 13:12

    The site is hosted in Ohio but its servers are in eastern Europe - outside local and federal authority, Charlton Police Lieutenant Carl Ekman said. Surely if they can prosecute somebody from another country for copyright infringement they can do something here.....

      ludlowdj - 2012-02-17 14:55

      The copyright infringement laws are still fairly much in the air at the moment, they were relying on congress to pass the internet policing laws which didn't happen and the upcoming case will be a test case to see whether they can actually get away with this sort of action against non US citizens on foreign soil,

  • Bobbie Booyse - 2012-02-17 13:23

    What a world we live in...ai

  • Rebaone - 2012-02-17 13:28

    what! Imagine your self appearing in a porn site without your knowledge and on top of that teenagers?

  • stuart.steedman - 2012-02-17 13:44

    How can something that's being hosted in Ohio have its servers in Europe. Either the servers are hosting the site, or they aren't.

      Keelvol - 2012-02-17 14:19

      The hosting company selling the site is in the states and the servers renting the space is in europe?

  • paullombard17 - 2012-02-17 14:05

    I maintain: Be careful what pics anyone posts on FB and who has access to it - some simple perv or weirdo can just save the pic on his pc and post it anywhere.use extreme caution

  • ludlowdj - 2012-02-17 14:52

    this has been a practice for ages, everyone by now should be aware that most dating sites use bots and that very few of their "client" really actually exist outside the mainframes.

      Vermie - 2012-02-17 15:53

      This has relevance how? The pictures were obviously of real girls and not picked out by a bot as the picks contained ways to identify the girls such as signs and school names/uniforms. This was also not a dating site but a site linked to child pornography. Comparing one with the other is on the extreme end of the scale if you ask me

  • Andre - 2012-02-18 09:37

    were's the link ? bwahaha

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