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April 18, 2013

Sheriff's office warns about pornographic video on social media sites

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has received several reports about a pornographic video being circulated on social media sites.

The video depicts an adult male engaging in a sexual act with a female child. Well-meaning people are forwarding or

sharing this video and commenting on the disgusting nature.

The unintended consequence is the risk of greater

exposure. Social media companies are working with the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited

Children to identify the source of the video and remove it from their service.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

will pursue criminal charges against anyone that posts, shares, likes or in any way disseminates any video or

photograph that depicts this type of abuse in violation of the laws of the state of Alabama.

The sheriff's office will also seek federal prosecution of these individuals.

Each time this video is shared, liked or posted the victim is further harmed or victimized again, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone who encounters this or any video like it should report it to the social media service. Do not forward, share or like it.

Individuals may also make a note of the person who shared it and report them to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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