Fort St. John youth to face child pornography charge

RCMP were notified of a photo of a 13 year old female showing partial nudity that had been posted online. Investigation revealed that the photo was sent by the female to the suspect who was an acquaintance. The male youth in question then posted the photo on Facebook.

In a release Corporal Jodi Shelkie says “This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed with all youth. Young people take and then send intimate pictures of themselves without thinking of the consequences. First, the youth who is in the picture must face the consequence of knowing that many people…friends, family, and strangers are viewing their body and the potential bullying that may result. Second, the person who posts the picture faces the consequence of arrest, criminal charges and dealing with the possibility of a criminal record. Young people think it is all in fun and don’t consider the long lasting consequences including the fact that once an image goes on the internet it is accessible around the world and the images will be there forever.”