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3 Teens Charged in Instagram Harassment Case

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police say three teenagers posted inappropriate images of girls onto the Instagram social network to harass their victims.

Three teenagers are charged with computer harassment.

Here’s more in an unedited police press release:

Computer Harassment – On February 17th, detectives from the Special Victim’s Bureau began an investigation into computer harassment allegations involving the social image sharing application, Instagram. The investigation revealed that the below listed juveniles had created several Instagram accounts which exploited other female juveniles from multiple schools within the Prince William County public school system. The juvenile suspects obtained inappropriate images of other juvenile students which were then posted on the application. Once discovered by police, the accounts were immediately shut down and owners identified. Detectives further learned that no county school equipment was used by the suspects and no photos were taken within the schools or on school property. Following the investigation, three of the identified owners of the accounts were charged.

Charged on March 7th:

A 15 year old female juvenile of Woodbridge, a 14 year old male juvenile of Woodbridge, and a 13 year old male juvenile of Manassas

Each juvenile was charged with 1 count of computer harassment

Court date: unavailable | Status: unavailable


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