6 Mass. Teens Face Child Pornography Charges in Alleged Sexting Incident

The students allegedly circulated a photo of an underage female, one of them accused of blackmail.
1:33 | 07/10/15

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Transcript for 6 Mass. Teens Face Child Pornography Charges in Alleged Sexting Incident
We have a shocking case to tell you about out of Massachusetts this morning. Teenagers there facing criminal charges for something that has become disturbingly common among high schoolers, the sending of explicit text messages or sexting. ABC's linsey Davis has details. Reporter: This morning, half a dozen students are set to face child pornography charges stemming from a sexting incident at their Massachusetts high school. Police say in March the six suspects all between 15 and 17 years old allegedly circulated a photo of an underage female student. One of the students then allegedly blackmailing the victim sending her text messages threatening to release the photos unless she had sex with him in a school classroom. One text Reading "How many people would enjoy seeing it. Another "I got way more of these pics. Can I put them online? Authorities opened an investigation. Seizing several cell phones and six school computers. After the victim's mother who does not want to reveal her identity to protect her daughter spoke out. They would expose her to everybody in school. She just lived the last five months in fear. Reporter: Those teens are now likely to face felony charges. Police filing criminal complaints against them Thursday. The school district wouldn't comment on the investigation or whether the teens would face additional consequences when they return to school. I don't think they're going to see the realm of damage they've done until they become adults. Reporter: For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, New York.

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