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UPDATE: Investigation under way in alleged SCV teen nude photos

Posted: July 17, 2014 10:19 a.m.
Updated: July 17, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in nude photographs posted on a Twitter account this week, according to detectives assigned to the Special Victims Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives with the specialized bureau are investigating reports that some Twitter accounts posted photographs of naked Santa Clarita Valley teenage boys and girls, said Sgt. Brian Hudson of the Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau.

Hudson said some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in the posting.

The investigation centers around a Twitter account called SCV Purge, he told The Signal Thursday.

“We’re looking into information pertaining to SCV Purge,” he said Thursday. “That’s the twitter account used apparently.

“We’ve been in touch with Twitter.”

Hudson some Santa Clarita Valley teens were identified in the posting. The Twitter site under investigation is no longer accessible, he said.

“Anytime we have pictures of children that are nude, it’s child porn,” Hudson said. “The harm that comes to these children because of such photos is a concern for us.”

A local detective with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station assigned to the bureau is also looking into the incident.

“There is an active investigation involving Twitter by the Special Victims Bureau,” Detective Richard Simmons said Thursday.

Local detectives are looking into Twitter account postings, he said Thursday.

“The case is ongoing and that’s all I can say at this point,” Simmons said.
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