Police investigate photos of Norwin High School girls on porn site

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North Huntingdon police are investigating how photos of current or former Norwin High School students surfaced on a porn website.

The FBI and U.S. Attorney David Hickton’s office are consulting with local law enforcement on the case, but declined to detail their involvement today.

"We've been contacted by North Huntingdon and we are assisting them, per their request, on the investigation," FBI spokeswoman Kelly Kochamba said. "We have a Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force that's comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement," and that can take the probe across state or even national boundaries, she said.

"Any kind of cybercrime isn't limited to the region," she added.

Images of six current or former female Norwin High School students, some minors, appeared on the website with their names or initials, but the images have since been removed, township Detective Sgt. Jeffrey Bouldin said today.

School officials learned of the photos after students were discussing them and told teachers, the sergeant said. They notified police last Wednesday.

Sgt. Bouldin said hackers can access smart phone photos via iCloud, an Apple feature that stores a phone’s data.

“Chances are that’s what occurred here,” he said.

The students featured on the site were in various stages of undress, Sgt. Bouldin said.

A Norwin banner also appeared on the porn site “so whoever did this actually accessed the Norwin web page,” the sergeant said, adding that the investigation is in its early stages and could involve multiple people.

“We’ve got to get the message out to these kids: Quit taking images of yourself because if you think it’s guarded it’s not,” he said.


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