Tuesday 17 October 2017

Three youngsters behind Instagram child porn account

It was not immediately clear how the trio obtained the photos (Getty)
It was not immediately clear how the trio obtained the photos (Getty)

Press Association

Three Florida youngsters created a social media account to solicit and post explicit photos of other children, it has emerged.

Pembroke Pines police said the Instagram account - with more than 500 followers - led detectives to charge the 12 and 15-year-old boys and the 13-year-old girl with electronic transmission of child pornography.

They said the trio were posting photos of naked Broward County children to the account and then encouraging their followers to do the same.

The postings included the victims' names and other personal information. Police, who began investigating the Instagram account in December, say followers harassed victims by posting insulting comments.

It was not immediately clear how the trio obtained the photos.

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