Girl, 15, Distributed Child Porn

April 19, 2007

I apologize to my regular readers (all two of you) for being so quiet recently. This case however really struck me, because it didn’t fit the mold that’s so typical for child porn busts of minors. Usually, minors busted for child porn have taken pictures or video of themselves or friends having sex or whatever. They then make the mistake of sharing, sending, or otherwise posting those images. Soon, police are involved, and the minors are being prosecuted as child pornographers.

In this case though, a 15 year old girl is accused of possessing and distributing child porn, but the images are not of herself or anyone else she knows. It seems men aren’t the only ones interested in child porn, teenage girls want to get in on the action too. Take this all with a grain of salt though, since the source, the Edmonton SUN, has a rather tabloid-ish feel to it. But don’t trust me. Read it for your self. Think people, think!

Follow up:

As a commenter notes, the original Edmonton SUN article is no longer available online. As requested, I’ll post some excerpts from the original I printed.

GUELPH, Ont. — A 15-year-old girl from Wellington County has been arrested for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
The girl appeared in court yesterday and is expected back in court on May 9.
Her identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Provincial police say the girl was arrested in mid-March following a two-month online undercover investigation.
Sgt. Terry Paddon would not reveal much about the investigation, but said it did not involve direct contact between police officers and the accused.
Paddon said images of child pornography were allegedly distributed over the Internet.
Police were surprised by the age and gender of the accused, Paddon said.
“It’s very uncommon,” he said. “That is a very uncommon occurrence … for us to find females committing any offences with relation to child pornography.
“The fact that she’s a young person makes it that much more unique.”
He said the photos are not of the suspect, nor do they appear to be of anyone she knows.
“We don’t know who the children are,” Paddon said. “They’re not local.”

One Response to “Girl, 15, Distributed Child Porn”

  1. someone Says:

    They’re charging $12 for the article online. Maybe you should post excepts.


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