Menasha police investigate teen nude photo postings

CREATED Feb. 26, 2014

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MENASHA -- Menasha police say about a dozen students are under investigation after some nude and semi-nude photos of classmates wound up on the Internet.

Police said the teens involved are between 14 and 16 years old and most attend Menasha High School, although some from other districts might be involved.

Officer Aaron Zemlock tells WLUK-TV the photos of about six female students were posted on a password-protected website without their consent -- and that the password was circulated among students.
 
Authorities said the teens who posted the photos online could face criminal charges. Zemlock said because it involves minor girls, child pornography becomes part of the equation.
 
School district officials say they are cooperating with police, but won't release further information to avoid compromising the investigation.