Local Teens Photos Lifted Off Facebook, Put On Porn Website

By Christina Hager, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – Officials are warning local teenagers that someone is stealing innocent Facebook profile pictures of fully-clothed girls, and posting them on a pornographic website. It happened to 17 girls at the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School.

“The fact that someone could do that, I don’t understand why someone would do that to me,” says McKenna Daniels, who found out through a friend that her picture had been posted without her knowledge.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager reports

“To have someone go in and grab their picture and put it on the site like this is not proper. I think it’s illegal,” says Principal Clifford Cloutier.  Investigators say it’s unclear whether or not there’s any criminal activity involved. They think it’s based in another country, and that it’s the same website they already shut down once.  Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early says state and federal investigators would like to shut it down again.

Early says the best protection is awareness. He recommends teenagers use the highest privacy settings possible. “Three things in life used to be permanent: life, death, and taxes. Now it’s life, death, taxes, and any image that you put on the internet,” says Early.

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  1. foolish says:

    kids today do not understand that once you put it out there (on the internet), it’s out there! privacy settings do not guarantee anything, and parents just don’t monitor their teen’s facebook enough

    1. Dave says:

      You can’t put the blame on the kids for this one. They are fully clothed innocent pictures..you can say maybe they are a little young for facebook but they are 17. Put the blame on the party that deserves it, not the kids.

      1. parent says:

        Nope, foolish is right – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to tell my daughter to remove pics that shouldn’t be on her facebook over the past few years, she just doesn’t get it. she thinks anything she puts on is hers only, but nothing you put on the internet is “yours only” no matter how private you make your settings. the reason teens (and their parents) have to be so careful is because of the type of people who do things like steal their pics for porn sites.

  2. jerry says:

    I do not care if she was fully dressed or not , the point is you put things on the internet and this is what can happen to you regardless how cautous you are you have to assume the risks of putting things out there for everyone in the world to see .
    So if you dont want people prying into your business dont put it on the facebook and you wont find yourself in these type of predicaments . . I just like to know what happened to the old fashion way of making friends ? everyone know days all they do is set on their rears and stir up crap by getting on facebook , well i for one will not ever sign up for crap like this because i rather make friends the old fashion way . Its so sad that that 90% percent of people are forgetting how to make friends the old fashion way , instead they wanna hide behind a stupid computer and then things like this happen .

    1. Jess says:

      Facebook is for friends and family. It used to be college only for classmates to stay in touch and be able to get together for study groups and such. When Facebook first came out my Greek Language classmates and I used it to organize study group times and ask each other questions. Now that it’s open to everyone it’s no different than when I would make a dozen phone calls a day to see what everyone was doing for the weekend. Having an old 35 mm film camera was just as risky. If you had a weird photo developer, he could make multiples from your negatives and you’d never know. Stuff will happen no matter what you do because there are just some weird people out there.

  3. Cortanis says:

    The problem isn’t really the issue of this teen with what I’m assumeing is a semi appropriate pic. One of the biggest problems is with Facebook’s constantly changeing privacy settings and what has been a problem with the updates to them resetting some of them to public. Their needs to be cut and dry no nonsense settings for them and you should never be putting out anything that you wouldn’t be comfortable with maybe your parents or grandparents seeing.

  4. Jane says:

    Blaming teens is stupid! Any adult who had a facebook picture that had it edited and placed on a porn site would feel exactly the same!?!

  5. ladont says:

    My guess is they will find out the person who posted is the same person who informed the girl of the posts. Otherwise, how would anyone know that the pix had been moved?

  6. Jammer says:

    Not stupid – anyone can be in the same shoe. Disregard that they are teens. The reason for them being more vulnerable is due to the facts stated above – they do not feel responsible enough. You do not want to be shown in erotic content? This would have never happened if they had not uploaded any photos to FB. Once you join and use FB or similar sites you need to face negative consequences too whether you are a teen or not. The choice is always yours…

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