Teen faces charges in Facebook porn case

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – A teen suspect is in custody less than one day after the Fall River Police Department received complaints regarding a Facebook group depicting obscene material.

Investigators tell us that they received several walk-in complaints Wednesday about a Facebook page that allegedly depicted disturbing online pornography.

The detective assigned to the case worked with security at Facebook that night to remove all explicit pictures.

Officials were able to trace the Facebook account to the suspect’s computer and interviewed several witnesses who helped them identify the teen.

A 17-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with dissemination of obscene material harmful to minors, and possessing child pornography.

The Police Department is also urging parents to familiarize themselves with internet safety tips:

  • Talk with your child as soon as he or she begins using the internet
  • Use age appropriate filtering, blocking and monitoring software
  • Stay involved in your child’s internet and mobile phone use

More safety tips can be found at www.fosi.org.

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