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Teen Charged with Selling ‘Obscene’ Pictures of Middle School Girls

Westborough Police found out about the criminal activity last week.

Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. Credit: Patch
Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. Credit: Patch

A 15-year-old freshman at Westborough High School is facing a charge of disseminating obscene material of a minor after allegedly selling "inappropriate" pictures of middle-school girls to other students.

In a statement, Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon said police were informed of the situation last week. 

According to the investigation into the allegations, in November 2013, three middle-school girls at the Gibbons Middle School reportedly took “inappropriate pictures of themselves” and sent them around the Internet.

In the process of the photos being circulated, a 15-year-old freshman at the high school received the photos and allegedly began selling them to other students, according to an investigation by School Liaison Officer Charles Dapolite.

Gordon said the teen would be summoned to Worcester Juvenile Court “at a later date,” and charged with disseminating obscene material of a minor. 

In an email, Gordon said he was not aware of a crime like this occurring in Westborough previously.

Maureen Revene February 03, 2014 at 10:33 AM
gordo isn't aware of many crimes taking place in westboro because he turns a blind eye. JUSTICE FOR PEGGY REVENE
Prometheus February 03, 2014 at 10:39 AM
please elaborate....
Concerned Parent February 05, 2014 at 08:54 AM
Why aren't the girls who sent the original pictures facing a charge of disseminating obscene material of a minor?

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