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Teen arrested on porn charges in Burrillville HS Dropbox case as explicit photos go global

[The Providence Journal]

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — The teenage girls may have believed that their intimate photos would stay private.

However, more than 40 girls at Burrillville High School have learned the hard way that there is no privacy on the internet, after their “sexually explicit” photos and videos ended up in an online “Dropbox” site — which police say was controlled by a local 16-year-old boy and shared with his friends.

Dropbox is a free online storage service that allows users to share and store files such as photos, documents and videos. Police say this one happened to contain more than 100 photos and videos of local girls as young as 13 — and most were sexually explicit.

Some of these photos have since ended up on a Russian pornography site, “and there’s not a damn thing we can do,” said Police Col. Stephen J. Lynch.

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  1. Follow the $

    I’m wondering why a story like this is posted to this site. There is no content in the article relating to our larger cause of advocating for Constitutional laws for RO’s. It is a sad story of girls trust being betrayed by a-hole teenage guys. Now if there is a follow up article about their sentencing and/or registration requirements being punitive or lifetime that would be better suited for this site as it deals with issues we face and are trying to reform.

    • Paul

      I think it’s a great story for a site like this.

      There were dozens of girls that provided themselves for images, many of them willingly. There were dozens of boys (I assume) that took photos and shared them. There were dozens or hundreds of classmates that view the images. There were dozens of parents, teachers, and school administrators who were “asleep at the wheel” while this was happening. And based upon surveys and other cases, it doesn’t appear that what happened here was unique.

      Yet, we will bring the full force of the justice system down upon ONE 16 year old boy and destroy his life and pretend that this is how to solve the problem.

      • Michael

        “Yet, we will bring the full force of the justice system down upon ONE 16 year old boy and destroy his life and pretend that this is how to solve the problem.”

        You are correct, sir! They all made mistakes. It serves absolutely no purpose to arrest and convict this kid.

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    • Michael

      Hate to use that old saying, “boys will be boys,” but boys will be boys.

      Teens are not adults, so no one should be surprised when they don’t act like adults. Give them a portable device that takes pictures, and they are going to take pictures. I am also going to have to call bullshit on the trust and betrayal comment as well. It all boils down to neurology. Teenage brains are different. At that age the frontal lobes are not fully connected, and for that reason they have difficulty with reasoned decision making, curbing negative impulses and determining consequence of their actions, to name a few. Arresting a 16-year-old for possession and distribution of child porn is plain wrong.

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