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17 teens' photos lifted from Facebook, put on porn site

Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
CBS Boston
(CBS) BOSTON - Officials are warning teenagers in central Massachusetts that someone is stealing Facebook profile pictures of fully-clothed girls, and posting them on a pornographic website.

CBS Boston reports this happened to 17 girls at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton, Mass.

"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.

"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.

Police say it is unclear whether there's any criminal activity involved. They say it is possible the porn site is based in another country, and that it's the same site they already shut down once.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph 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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