Two New Jersey teens are facing criminal charges after allegedly sharing nude photos of other teens, some of whom were engaging in sex acts, police said.
The Little Falls Police Department said Wednesday that a 16-year-old West Orange boy was arrested after he texted eight naked photos of a 17-year-old girl to a 16-year-old girlfriend from Little Falls.
That friend is then accused of showing the photos to others, and may have posted them on social media, police say.
The girl is also believed to have sent other videos and photos of underage teens engaging in sex acts to other juveniles.
The teens are charged with endangering the welfare of a child by possessing child pornography. Both teens were released to the custody of their parents.
Police are urging parents to explain to their children that sending, taking and sharing of naked photos of juveniles is a crime.