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Va. 'sexting' probe implicates more than 100 teens

Tuesday - 4/8/2014, 1:50pm  ET

LARRY O'DELL
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say more than 100 central Virginia teenagers have been implicated in a six-county "sexting" investigation.

Maj. Donald Lowe of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that only three or four people are likely to be charged as a result of an investigation that uncovered more than 1,000 photos or videos of nude or semi-nude teens. He says a few of the images are sexually explicit.

The investigation began last month after a Louisa parent reported suspicious activity on her child's Instagram account. It quickly spread to include teens in Fluvanna, Orange, Goochland, Albemarle and Hanover counties. About three dozen cell phones have been turned over for forensic analysis.

Lowe says the main goal of the investigation is to educate kids about the dangers of sexting.


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